Subway suspends relationship with Jared Fogle amid federal investigation
ZIONSVILLE, Ind. (FOX59) – Federal authorities raided the home of Subway spokesman Jared Fogle Tuesday morning -- leading the sandwich chain to suspend its relationship with the former spokesperson.
The Subway restaurant chain said Tuesday afternoon it is suspending its relationship with spokesman Fogle amid the investigation.
FBI sources told FOX59 investigators were serving warrants at Fogle’s Zionsville home in connection with a child pornography investigation.
Earlier this year, Russell Taylor, the former director of the Jared Foundation started by Fogle, was arrested in a child pornography case.
Fogle said the foundation severed all ties with Taylor following the arrest.
According to the Associated Press, FBI agents and Indiana State Police went to Fogle's home and have removed electronics from the property.
FBI Special agent Wendy Osborne said Tuesday that the FBI was conducting an investigation in the Zionsville area but wouldn't confirm it involved Fogle.
The Associated Press also said The Indianapolis Star report the house belongs to Fogle and that he was detained while electronics were removed from the home and analyzed inside a mobile forensics van.
Fogle became the restaurant's pitchman after losing more than 200 pounds while eating Subway sandwiches and exercising.
The Associated Press said calls to his home went unanswered Tuesday.
Correction: This story previously reported Subway ended the company's relationship with Fogle, but the information was corrected to say the relationship has merely been suspended.
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