CLEVELAND, Ohio — Ex-Subway pitchman Jared Fogle was attacked in a bloody prison yard brawl, according to a report.
TMZ reported Fogle, serving a 15-year sentence for possession of child pornography and having sex with minors, suffered a bloody nose, swollen face and scratches on his neck.
The fight happened in January at the Englewood prison in Colorado. It was instigated by another inmate, Steven Nigg, who “pushed Fogle down and then unloaded a barrage of punches to his face,” according to TMZ.
Nigg’s family told the website they’re not surprised he attacked the former TV commercial star. They said Nigg, in prison on weapons charges, is angered by having to share the minimum-security prison with child sex offenders and took it out on Fogle.
It has been a difficult adjustment for Fogle, according to reports. After famously losing nearly 250 pounds by eating Subway sandwiches, In Touch Weekly reported he has gained 30 pounds in the first three months of his sentence.
“He’s been known to eat an entire box of eight [Honey Buns] at one sitting!” a prison insider told the magazine.