The other shoe has now dropped for the longtime pitchman of the Subway sandwich empire. Jared Fogle, the creepy little hustler whose bespectacled face had become synonymous with one of America’s top fast food chains, has reportedly copped a deal with prosecutors to plead guilty on child pornography charges. Mr. Fogle’s fall from grace has been astonishingly rapid with the corporation severing ties with a man who they had invested millions in and were on the brink of featuring in a new advertising campaign that would tout the ubiquitous Jared as a family man.
CNN reports on the latest chapter in the Fogle fiasco in the story “Jared Fogle expected to plead guilty to child porn charges, sources say”:
Former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle is expected to plead guilty to charges related to possession of child pornography, two law enforcement officials told CNN on Tuesday.
The sandwich chain suspended its relationship with Fogle earlier this year after investigators raided his Indiana home.
The raid came more than two months after Russell C. Taylor, the executive director of the Jared Foundation, was arrested in Indianapolis on federal child pornography charges.
Contacted Tuesday by CNN, Taylor's attorney declined to comment on the development. Attempts to contact Fogle's attorney, Ron Elberger, were not immediately successful, although he did tell CNN affiliate WXIN that he had no comment.
Subway tweeted that it no longer has a relationship with Fogle.
While Fogle will now be dealing with his mounting legal problems – and possibly marital ones too since he has been outed as a sex pervert – heads may roll at Subway which went all-in with Jared and never suspected that he had a dark side. They not only featured the dude in a large amount of their TV ad spots but he also popped up on the NFL postgame shows as well as made tours across the country to make promotional appearances - now they have been forced to flush him down the memory hole. It all began to fall apart though after his home was raided last month in connection to a child porn investigation involving the former head of his Jared Foundation and has been going downhill for the celebrity sandwich shill ever since.
There is no word on whether Fogle will be subject to incarceration at this time but if he does go to jail he will be spending a lot of time there without his pants on as he will need to appeal to an entirely new audience.