Jared Fogle, the former Subway spokesperson who claimed to loose weight by eating only Subway products, was recently attacked in jail by a 60-year-old prisoner. Fogle is serving a fifteen year term for having sex with minors and possession of child pornography
The prisoner who attacked Fogle is reportedly Steven Nigg, who is said to have “a major issue with child molesters.”
"The inmate who beat down Jared Fogle is named 'Steve Nigg'? Okay, but TRIPLE CHECK your story for typos before we print it."
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) March 16, 2016
According to media reports, Nigg punched Fogle multiple times in the face while they were both out in the prison yard. Fogle is said to have extensive bruising, and a few facial scratches.
Fogle was apparently jumped last September as well, but didn’t sustain any true injuries from that attack.
When I heard Jared Fogle was beaten up in prison I was all like…. pic.twitter.com/EPDZdUByLe
— McNeil (@Reflog_18) March 16, 2016
Fogle has reportedly gained “tons” of weight since being incarcerated — perhaps up to 40 pounds — leading to some off-color jokes on social media:
Jared Fogle keeps getting attacked, and has gained 30 pounds. He's responding to danger the same way a Pufferfish does.
— Matt Fernandez (@FattMernandez) March 16, 2016
Jared Fogle was beaten in prison after wavering over which bread he wanted & which toppings & complaining they added too much lettuce…
— Jeff Dwoskin Has A Podcast (@bigmacher) March 16, 2016
While some people seem to believe that this act is “karma,” others are coming forward to say that all prison violence is intolerable, and that “eye of an eye” is not the way our criminal justice system should work.
I've spent decades fighting child molesters but I'm saddened by the cheering for prison violence against Jared Fogle https://t.co/x4GHEzEVIE
— Lisa Bloom (@LisaBloom) March 16, 2016