Jared Fogle’s weight-loss story made him a celebrity, but his career may be forever damaged after police searched the Subway spokesman’s home two months after an associate’s arrest on child pornography charges.
According to The IndyStar the FBI, Indiana State Police and U.S. Postal Service on Tuesday grabbed documents, electronics and other items from Fogle’s Zionsville home.
Fogle is assisting investigators, his attorney said.
“Jared has been cooperating, and continues to cooperate, with law enforcement in their investigation of unspecified charges and looks forward to its conclusion,” attorney Ron Elberger said in an email. “He has not been detained, arrested or charged with any crime or offense.”
From early morning through early evening officials streamed back and forth between the house and a large evidence truck parked in the driveway.
According to a statement released by Subway, both sides agreed that suspending the relationship was “the appropriate step to take,” adding that Fogle continues to cooperate with authorities and expects “no actions forthcoming.”
The company Subway has removed references to Fogle from its website.
Fogle, 37, who became the sandwich chain’s spokesman in 2000 after losing weight as a freshman at Indiana University by eating an all-Subway diet, lives in the Indianapolis suburb of Zionsville.
Investigators from the FBI, State Police and Postal Service arrived early Tuesday morning at Fogle’s home, where an evidence truck was parked in the driveway.
Authorities would not comment on the nature of the investigation.