NewsLocal News / July 7, 2015

Update: Subway Suspends Relationship With Jared Fogle

State and federal authorities have raided the Zionsville home of Subway pitchman Jared Fogle, two months after a Fogle associate was arrested on child pornography charges.Jared Fogle, Subway2015-07-07T00:00:00-04:00
Update: Subway Suspends Relationship With Jared Fogle

Federal authorities walk into the home of Subway restaurant spokesman Jared Fogle in Zionsville.

AP Photo/Michael Conroy

Updated 6:00 p.m.

Sandwich chain Subway has "suspended" its relationship with longtime commercial spokesman Jared Fogle following a federal investigation into him.

Subway tweeted the news Tuesday evening, almost 12 hours after FBI and Indiana State Police raided Fogle's Zionsville home, calling it a mutual decision.

"Subway & Jared Fogle have agreed to suspend their relationship due to the current investigation. Jared is cooperating with authorities," the Tweet read.

Earlier Tuesday morning, law enforcement officials went to Fogle's home and reportedly searched electronic equipment. The search comes two months after the head of Fogle's foundation was arrested for possessing child pornography.

Calls to The Jared Foundation Tuesday afternoon went unanswered.

Updated 1:35 p.m.

INDIANAPOLIS -- State and federal authorities have raided the Zionsville home of Subway pitchman Jared Fogle, two months after a Fogle associate was arrested on child pornography charges.

The U.S. Attorney’s office in Indiana says state and federal authorities were at Fogle’s suburban home early Tuesday morning. 

A spokesman for the U.S. Attorney says Fogle has not been arrested or charged with a crime. Other local media outlets are reporting the investigation surrounds child pornography, but the U.S. Attorney’s office would not confirm that; and a spokesperson for the FBI says the nature of the investigation could not be disclosed.

Fogel's attorney, Ron Elberger, released the following statement:

"Jared has been cooperating, and continues to cooperate, with law enforcement in their investigation of unspecified charges, and looks forward to its conclusion."

Fogle is known for losing more than 200 pounds on a Subway sandwich diet and then becoming a corporate spokesman.

He is the founder of the Jared Foundation, which encourages children to develop habits of healthy eating and exercise. In May, Russell Taylor, executive director of the Jared Foundation, was arrested and charged with possessing child porn.

Subway released the following statement regarding the raid:

“We are shocked about the news and believe it is related to a prior investigation of a former Jared Foundation employee. We are very concerned and will be monitoring the situation closely. We don’t have any more details at this point.”

Later Tuesday morning, Fogle was seen on local television leaving his home and driving away, not making a comment.

 

 

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