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Prisoner Who Attacked Jared Fogle Says Why He Did It

The fellow inmate who allegedly beat disgraced former Subway spokesman Jared Fogle in 2016 said that he did it because he was sick of child molesters in the prison treating Fogle like a king.

"Jared is their hero," Fogle's accused attacker, 61-year-old Steve Nigg, said in a letter obtained by TMZ. "You would not believe how arrogant Jared was. He hired bodyguards and the other child molesters looked at him as if he was a god."

Nigg allegedly assaulted Fogle in March 2016, leaving the former sandwich spokesman with a bloody nose, swollen face and scratches on his neck after pushing him to the ground and landing several punches on his face in the prison yard.

Nigg landed in solitary confinement and was later moved 700 miles away from the Colorado facility to one in Oklahoma.

At the time, he said he beat Fogle because he could not stand how many convicted child molesters were in the low-security prison and that he would do it again if he could due to his hatred toward the group.

For the attack, Nigg, who is serving a sentence for a weapons conviction, said he has "lost good times [time off the sentence] and spent many months in the hole, plus the loss of commissary and email."

Still, he said that he has "no regrets."

In 2015, Fogle was sentenced to 16 years in federal prison after he pleaded guilty to viewing and possessing child pornography and to crossing state lines to have sex with minors, according to CNN Money.

"It has been a very hard nine months for me," Fogle wrote to a friend in 2016, according to In Touch. "I made a couple of mistakes but nothing like the media reports have said. They are making me into some sort of monster which is absolutely not true.”

Fogle first rose to fame after losing 245 pounds by eating sandwiches from Subway twice a day. He became the face of many of the chain's marketing campaigns. He worked for the company for 16 years but was fired shortly after the allegations went public.

"I'm currently appealing my prison sentence and am hoping for the best with it," wrote Fogle, saying he got caught up in a friend's crimes and that the friend had framed him. "Bottom line, my director of my foundation and friend did some bad stuff and tried to throw me under the bus with him."

Sources: TMZ (2, 3), CNN Money, In Touch / Photo credit: Anna Hanks/Flickr

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