TIMELINE: Jared Fogle's rise to weight-loss fame

INDIANAPOLIS -- Former Subway spokesman Jared Fogle has signed a guilty plea in a child pornography investigation.

Take a look back at important events in Fogle's rise to fame and milestones in the investigation:

April 1999 -- Jared Fogle shared his weight-loss story with Indiana University's daily student-run newspaper, the Indiana Daily Student. 

FROM THE ARCHIVE | Original story about Jared Fogle's weight loss 

November 1999 -- Men's Health magazine included Fogle's story in a piece about crazy diets.

Jan. 1, 2000 -- The first TV spot featuring Fogle and the "Subway Diet" aired.

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2004 -- The Jared Foundation was created.

April 29, 2015 -- Investigators served a search warrant at the home of Jared Foundation Executive Director Russell Taylor. Taylor was arrested on child pornography charges.

MORE | Former Jared Foundation executive facing federal child porn charges

May 6, 2015 -- Behind bars, Russell Taylor attempts suicide. 

July 7, 2015 -- Federal, state and local investigators raid Fogle's Zionsville home. Subway suspends its relationship with their spokesman.

MORE | Authorities conducting investigation, raid at home of Subway spokesman Jared Fogle

July 31, 2015 -- A report by Business Insider says the FBI subpoenaed Fogle's text messages.

MORE | Report: FBI subpoenas Jared Fogle text messages discussing paying for sex with 16-year-old

Aug. 18, 2015 -- News breaks that Fogle is expected to enter a plea deal with the U.S. Attorney's Office. Subway tweets, "We no longer have a relationship with Jared."

Aug. 19, 2015 -- Fogle appears in federal court to answer to charges of child pornography and travel to engage in illicit sexual conduct with minors.

MORE | Jared Fogle accepts plea deal

Nov. 19, 2015 -- Fogle is sentenced to more than 15 years in prison for his sex crimes.

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Fogle's full statement in court before his sentencing

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