Jared Fogle's plea deal puts Subway back in spotlight

August 19, 2015 5:21 PM

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Jared Fogle's plea deal puts Subway back in spotlight

The Subway sandwich chain is working vigorously to emphasize that it has cut its ties to its longtime ad pitchman, Jared Fogle, whose plea deal for having sex with underage girls and possession of child pornography was announced on Wednesday. Yet the case, just as it did in July when federal agents raided Fogle's home, put Subway back in a spotlight.

The charges against Fogle call into question whether companies are taking big risks when they feature real people, whether they be average folks or celebrities, at the center of their ad campaigns.

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