'Vigilante' Inmate Attacked Jared in Prison Yard: Report

Fogle bloodied, scratched in attack by fellow prisoner
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 16, 2016 9:37 AM CDT
'Vigilante' Inmate Attacked Jared in Prison Yard: Report
Former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle arrives at the federal courthouse in Indianapolis on Nov. 19, 2015.   (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

No one imagined Jared Fogle would have an easy time in prison, and TMZ reports that the ex-Subway pitchman, serving a 15-year-plus sentence in Colorado for child porn and child sex crimes, was involved in a prison-yard dust-up that apparently didn't end well for Fogle. Per documents seen by the site, a 60-year-old inmate by the name of Steven Nigg attacked Fogle Jan. 29 at the Englewood federal prison while they were in the rec yard, shoving Fogle down and then punching him repeatedly. Fogle is said to have suffered a bloody nose, scratches on his neck, and a swollen face, while Nigg walked away with just a cut on his left hand (and a stint in solitary for his efforts).

Nigg is in Englewood for a weapons conviction linked to a robbery spree decades ago, reports the New York Daily News, which dives more into Nigg's own interesting backstory. This may not be Fogle's first "vigilante" encounter in prison, either: An inmate reportedly slapped him after calling him a "dirty child rapist," a recently released prisoner said, per the New York Post. (Fogle doesn't think he should be punished for his fantasies.)

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