Report: Jared Fogle to Plead Guilty to Child Porn Charges
Subway says it no longer has any relationship with him
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 19, 2015 1:15 AM CDT
An image of Subway restaurant spokesman Jared Fogle is seen on a menu board early last month.   (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
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(Newser) – You won't be seeing Jared Fogle in Subway ads again—and you might not see him dining on anything but prison cuisine for a while, according to Fox59. Sources tell the station that the former Subway spokesman is expected to plead guilty to possession of child porn and that the US Attorney's office will announce the plea deal in a press conference today. The FBI and state police raided Fogle's home in Zionsville, Ind. last month. Russell Taylor, the executive director of Fogle's charitable foundation, was arrested earlier this year on child porn charges and the Fogle raid was connected to that investigation.

Subway—which scrubbed Fogle from its website last month and announced it had "suspended" ties with its longtime spokesman—says it no longer has any relationship with Fogle and it has no further comment. Analysts say that while the chain could probably have acted a little sooner, the scandal probably won't have any lasting effect on its brand. "Subway is probably going to catch another round of heat in social media. And it's still too early to tell, but unless the company knew something about Jared early on and did nothing, I suspect this will blow over," Ad Age editor Ken Wheaton tells USA Today.
 

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