NEW YORK (AP) — The Subway sandwich chain is suspending its relationship with Jared Fogle due an investigation involving the chain’s spokesman.
A statement from the Milford, Connecticut-based company says Fogle continues to cooperate with authorities and that he expects “no actions to be forthcoming.” It says both sides agreed suspending the relationship was “the appropriate step to take.”
The statement comes after Fogle’s home in Zionsville was raided earlier Tuesday by federal and state authorities. The raid is casting a spotlight on his relationship with the former head of a foundation he set up to combat childhood obesity.
Two months before the raid, Jared Foundation executive director Russell Taylor was arrested on child pornography charges.
Authorities aren’t saying what they hoped to find on electronics removed from Fogle’s house. Fogle’s attorney says his client is cooperating with investigators and hasn’t been charged.
The 37-year-old Fogle began appearing in commercials for the chain after losing 245 pounds, in part by eating Subway sandwiches.