Subway suspends relationship with spokesman Jared Fogle after child porn investigation

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ZIONSVILLE, Ind. -- Federal authorities raided the home of Subway spokesman Jared Fogle on Tuesday morning in connection with a child pornography investigation.

FBI sources told WXIN state and federal and state investigators served warrants at Fogle’s home in connection with the investigation.

Subway suspended its relationship with the longtime pitchman Tuesday afternoon.

The raid started around 6:30 a.m. EDT Tuesday. An evidence truck could be seen parked in the driveway. Investigators from the FBI and Indiana State Police were also at the scene.

Video showed Fogle being escorted from his home into a white box truck parked in his driveway. The video also shows gloved investigators carrying electronics from the home.

Earlier this year, Russell Taylor, the former director of the Jared Foundation started by Fogle, was arrested in a child pornography case. He was accused of possessing and producing child pornography.

Investigators said a search of Taylor’s home turned up more than 500 videos with images of child pornography. In May, Taylor unsuccessfully tried to kill himself while in jail.

Fogle said the foundation severed all ties with Taylor after the arrest. Investigators wouldn’t say if Tuesday’s raid was connected to that case.

Fogle gained national fame after attributing massive weight loss to eating Subway sandwiches. He was a freshman at Indiana University at the time. He later became a visible presence in Subway ad campaigns, pitching the restaurant’s sandwiches and touting their health benefits.

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