Subway suspends relationship with spokesman Jared after feds raid his home in child pornography investigation

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Investigators raided the Indiana home of longtime Subway pitchman Jared Fogle on Tuesday morning, seizing electronics in a search that the sandwich chain says might be linked to the earlier arrest of someone who once worked for him.

Tuesday afternoon, the Milford, Conn. based restaurant chain said it's suspending its relationship with Fogle amid the investigation.

Agents took computers from Fogle's home in Zionsville, just north of Indianapolis, after arriving at about 6 a.m., Fogle attorney Ron Elberger said, without disclosing what they were looking for.

Elberger said Fogle, the man who soared to fame 15 years ago after saying he shed more than 200 pounds in part through a Subway diet, has not been charged or arrested.

Tuesday's raid comes more than two months after the executive director of the Jared Foundation -- Fogle's organization that aspires to combat childhood obesity -- was arrested in Indianapolis on federal child pornography charges.

Authorities haven't said anything linking the search at Fogle's home to that case or any other investigation.

"Jared has been cooperating with law enforcement in its investigation of certain unspecified activities and looks forward to its conclusion," Elberger said.

FBI Special Agent Wendy Osborne, responding to questions, said that the agency is "conducting investigative activity in the area," but that she couldn't discuss the nature of the probe. U.S. Attorney's Office spokesman Tim Horty said he couldn't confirm or deny an investigation.

But Subway said that it believed the search was "related to a prior investigation" of someone who used to work for Fogle's foundation.

"We are shocked about the news and believe it (Tuesday's search) is related to a prior investigation of a former Jared Foundation employee," a Subway spokesman said. "We are very concerned and will be monitoring the situation closely. We don't have any more details at this point."

Subway didn't name the former Jared Foundation worker or elaborate on that investigation.

Authorities have previously said that the foundation's former executive director was charged in early May with seven counts of production of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography.

On Tuesday, a nonuniformed man escorted Fogle from his home into a white truck parked in his driveway, video from CNN affiliate WTHR showed. The video shows gloved investigators carrying electronics from the home.

Later, WTHR reported, Fogle left the property in a car with his attorney.

Authorities have spoken to Fogle previously about the case involving his foundation's former executive director, Elberger said.

Fogle became famous in 2000 when the sandwich chain released a commercial centered on his claims that he dropped about 245 pounds -- from a peak weight of 425 -- in one year as an Indiana University student, thanks in part to exercise and a simpler diet involving Subway subs.

He served as a Subway pitchman in the ensuing years. In 2013, he told CNN's "Piers Morgan Live" that he traveled almost 200 days a year for his job with Subway, and that he still was focused on keeping weight off.

"I don't eat (Subway) every single day anymore. (It's) in moderation. I tell you, I kept the weight off for 15 years. I still probably average eating it three or four days a week," he said.