After more than a year of turmoil for pizza chain Papa John's, the company is moving forward with a brand new spokesman: SHAQ. The former NBA star made the announcement this morning on Twitter. His role will be more than just in the public eye. O'Neal will join the company's board of directors according to a new report from CNN Business.

The company will pay O'Neal $8.25 million over three years for the endorsement deal, according to regulatory filings.


The restaurant business is nothing new for Shaq. He already owns a Krispy Kreme donut shop and two other restaurants in Las Vegas and Los Angeles.

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