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Disgraced Former Subway Spokesman Jared Fogle Opens Up for the First Time From Prison

Disgraced Former Subway Spokesman Jared Fogle Opens Up for the First Time From Prison

Jared Fogle is speaking out.

The former Subway spokesman, also known as “The Subway Guy,” who was later convicted for pedophilia, opened up in a handwritten letter obtained by The New York Post.

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“I really royally screwed up to wind up where I am,” he said in the letter, dated November 7, 2021.

“I was selfish and entitled,” he added.

He also wrote in the letter that he’s inspired by a line from The Shawshank Redemption.

“Something like, ‘You can either get busy living or get busy dying’ when you are sent to prison. I’ve done everything I can to get busy living and make the most of this unwanted experience,” he said.

He added he thinks “about all the people I’ve let down every single day, especially my family.” He has a son and a daughter, now 11 and 9, with second wife, Kathleen McLaughlin. She sought a divorce after the charges, which was finalized three months later.

He first rose to fame in 1999, claiming to have lost around 250 pounds with the help of Subway sandwiches. He earned an estimated $15 million in Subway’s advertising campaigns.

Now, he says: “I try to avoid too much junk food. I snack on granola bars and protein bars. I feel really good physically and mentally.”

“I run four to five miles every day and am the most healthy and in shape I’ve ever been. We don’t have a lot of control over our daily lives in prison but working out is one of the things I can control. I currently weigh 180 pounds.”

“Covid protocols [over] the past two years have limited the programming being offered here at F.C.I. Englewood,” he added.

“I really miss the small things like walking barefoot on carpet, sleeping on a nice comfy mattress, eating with real silverware, having access to a microwave…all I can do is learn from my mistakes to be a better man when I get released in a few years,” he said.

Prosecutors alleged that he had roughly 400 child porn videos in his possession. He pled guilty in August of 2015 to a child pornography charge and for paying for sex with an underage girl after traveling from Indiana to New York City. He was also ordered to pay $1.4 million in restitution to 14 victims.

He is now serving 15 years and eight months at the Federal Correctional Institution in Englewood, Colo.

As of 2018, it was reported he was attempting to get out early. The earliest he can leave prison is March 24, 2029, according to Federal Bureau of Prisons records. He will then have to register as a sex offender.

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