‘Subway Guy’ Jared Fogle, company suspend ties after police raid

Marcy Oster

(JTA) — The Jewish spokesman for the Subway fast food chain is cooperating with investigators after a raid on his Indiana home, according to his attorney and the company.

Jared Fogle, known as “The Subway Guy,” was not arrested or charged in the Tuesday night raid, though electronic equipment was removed from his home.

The investigation reportedly is related to the arrest on child pornography charges two months ago of the executive director of a foundation established by Fogle.

The Jared Foundation raises awareness about childhood obesity. Former foundation executive director Russell Taylor was charged by federal prosecutors in May with seven counts of production of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography. At the time, Fogle said he was severing all ties with Taylor, according to the Associated Press.

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Subway said in a statement issued on Tuesday that the company and Fogle had “mutually agreed to suspend their relationship due to the current investigation.”

All images and references to Fogle also were removed from the Subway website.

Fogle, 37, has been the spokesman for Subway for the last 15 years, after losing 245 pounds on a diet that included eating Subway sandwiches.

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