Disgraced former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle, currently serving a 15-year sentence on charges of distributing child pornography and intent to have sex with a minor, is apparently as unpopular behind bars as he is on the outside.
According to documents obtained by TMZ, Fogle was ambushed and badly beaten in the prison yard by an inmate named Steven Nigg, who reportedly “pushed Fogle down and then unloaded a barrage of punches to his face”; in the incident, which took place on Jan. 29.
Nigg, 60, is serving time for a weapons charge, and the attack “left Fogle with a bloody nose, swollen face and scratches on his neck.”; Nigg, however, did not emerge unscathed from the encounter, receiving “a small cut on his left hand”; while beating on Fogle, 38. Nigg was placed in solitary confinement after the attack.
TMZ reports that Nigg’s family is not surprised by his actions, as they claim he is upset that child sex predators are being housed in the low-security facility instead of facing incarceration in more severe, high-security prisons.
Fogle’s lawyer was contacted by TMZ, but offered no comment.