Ex-Subway Pitchman Jared Fogle Pleads Guilty
Jared Fogle, also known as “The Subway Guy,” appeared in court this morning for child pornography charges he was arrested for in July. It was expected that Fogle would plea guilty today in court, and Fogle and the court finally reached a plea agreement, according to Kristine Guerra, live-tweeting from the court room. Federal agents searched his home early July in connection with the investigation. Earlier this year, Fogle’s Jared Foundation founder was also arrested on the same charges.
If you don’t know who Jared Fogle is, then you’ve been living under a rock and you probably don’t eat at Subway often. He was once the spokesman for the sandwich brand, for having lived off of Subway in order to lose a significant amount of weight–which worked. He’s been around in the spotlight since 1999 (yes, a long time). If you need a better reminder of who Jared Fogle is, he’s he guy who retired his 62-inch pants and has filmed more than 300 commercials for the brand.
But “The Subway Guy” can also retire his old claim to fame because now he’s in a lot of trouble. Subway disassociated themselves with Fogle shortly after the federal agents raided his home, stating, “We have already ended our relationship with Jared and have no further comment.”
The public is also thoroughly disgusted with Fogle’s allegations, and with good reason. No one wants a spokesman for a huge brand to also be the same person who secretly filmed minors. Disgusting.
Fogle’s sentence under the plea will be between five and 12 and a half years in prison, and at least five on probation. He will also owe somewhere around $1.4 million to the victims ($100,000 each to each of the 14 victims) as well as undergo treatment for sexual disorder.
His hearing lasted less than 15 minutes in the court house this morning, and he will be placed on home detention and GPS monitoring.