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The FBI Raided Subway Pitchman Jared Fogle's House for Kiddie Porn

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How's your Tuesday going? Probably a lot better than Jared Fogle's.

WTHR reports the FBI, state police, and postal officials raided the Subway pitchman's home early Tuesday as part of an ongoing child pornography investigation. Fogle was detained, but not arrested, as police removed electronics from his home around 6:30 a.m. The electronics were then tested in a mobile forensics lab in Fogle's driveway.

In April, the former executive director of the Jared Foundation, Russell Taylor, was arrested on child pornography charges. Fogle founded the Jared Foundation in 2004 to battle childhood obesity, and at the time of Taylor's arrest, he released a statement saying, "I was shocked to learn of the disturbing allegations against Mr. Taylor. Effective immediately, the Jared Foundation is severing all ties with Mr. Taylor."

Fogle came to fame following the "Subway sandwich diet" as a freshman at Indiana University, eating turkey and vegetable subs. He subsequently lost more than 200 pounds and has been a spokesman for the fast-food chain since 2000.

UPDATE, 5:22p: Subway has temporarily suspended its relationship with Fogle and announced the decision on Twitter.
 

Ryan Craggs is Thrillist's Senior News Editor. Follow him @ryanrcraggs.