Nephew of Prisoner Who Beat Up Jared Fogle Says He’s ‘Lucky he’s still alive’

Nephew of Prisoner Who Beat Up Jared Fogle Says He’s ‘Lucky he’s still alive’
Former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle arrives at the federal courthouse in Indianapolis, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
Jack Phillips
3/18/2016
Updated:
3/18/2016

Jared Fogle, the former Subway spokesman who is behind bars for possessing child pornography and paying for sex with minors, apparently got beaten while in prison.

He was left bloodied in a prison fight by a fellow inmate, Steven J. Nigg, in the Englewood FCI prison in Colorado.

Steven J. Nigg
Steven J. Nigg

Nigg’s nephew, Jimmy Nigg, said that Fogle is “lucky he’s still alive.” He beat Fogle up due to his behavior while in prison.

According to TMZ, Fogle was beaten up on Jan. 29 in an attack that was also spurred by Nigg’s disgust for child predators.

“We spoke to Nigg’s family and they’re not surprised. We’re told Steven’s [mad] because so many child sex predators are housed in the low security facility, and Fogle was just the last straw,” TMZ said.

“He walks the yard and he’s rubbing shoulders with people he shouldn’t be,” he told the New York Daily News. “My uncle feels like he should never be allowed to do this.”

Nigg also said he doesn’t agree with Fogle allegedly using cash to pay fellow inmates to protect him.

“When Jared arrived, he started hiring other inmates to stand next to him and stand guard,” Nigg said his uncle told him. “When he goes into the dining hall he’s buying all this extra food, including ice cream and cake.”

Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter with 15 years experience who started as a local New York City reporter. Having joined The Epoch Times' news team in 2009, Jack was born and raised near Modesto in California's Central Valley. Follow him on X: https://twitter.com/jackphillips5
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