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Sponsor complains over NFL anthem controversy

LOS ANGELES: A leading sponsor of the National Football League attacked commissioner Roger Goodell on Wednesday for his handling of the national anthem controversy. John Schnatter, the founder and chief executive of the Papa John's pizza chain, told a conference call he believed the furore over protests during the anthem had hurt sales of his pizzas. "The NFL has hurt us," said Schnatter. "We are disappointed the NFL and its leadership did not resolve this." The NFL has been embroiled in controversy this season…