The Subway Guy Jared Fogle Throws Himself Under the Bus
It is difficult to understand how iconic figures in our lifetime can rise to fame so quickly, and fall out of grace in even less time. Sometimes, it is due to the fickleness of a fan base.
There are others, however, who made decisions that make us all want to slap them upside the head and ask, "What the heck were you thinking?"
Jared Fogle, 37-year-old former spokesperson for Subway Restaurants, has done so much good to raise awareness regarding childhood obesity through his non-profit agency--Jared Foundation--and sharing his personal success story of weight loss. He was the face of Subway since 2000, after learning of his "Subway Diet."
Yet, with all the good he did over the last decade and a half, he was his own worst enemy.
Last month, Jared Fogle was investigated by federal and state police on issues of sexual crimes and child pornography. Two months earlier, the director of Jared Foundation, Russell Taylor, had been arrested on charges including possession of child pornography, and child exploitation.
Fogle will plead guilty on charges of possessing child pornography and traveling to pay for sex with minors, involving at least 14 minors. He has agreed to serve at least five years and make restitution to the victims, as part of his plea.
In a world where fame can easily wax and wane, this is one instance where Fogle will join many others who have fallen. His story of success will long be forgotten, now that he has gained the notoriety of his recent admission.
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