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Jared Fogle is not doing well right now. On top of his weight gain and embarrassing prison nickname, In Touch has now published a letter the former Subway spokesman wrote to an old female acquaintance who recently reached out to him. In it, he downplays the severity of his crimes, and seemingly tries to reignite an old romance.

It has been a very hard nine months for me. 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.

It certainly doesn't sound like Jared's celebrating his 15 year prison sentence.

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Fogle places most of the blame for his paying to have sex with underage prostitutes on the Jared Foundation's former director, Russell Taylor.

I’m currently appealing my prison sentence and am hoping for the best with it. … Bottom line, my director of my foundation and friend did some bad stuff and tried to throw me under the bus with him.

In Touch reports that Fogle encouraged the woman to send more photos of herself, and complimented her as "so hot!! (Just like I remember).”

Your two pictures you sent me have just made me smile so, so, much!! Can you send me some more good ones?

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He ended by asking her to continue corresponding with him over the prison's private email system.

I’ve thought about you over the years but had no way of contacting you. What is your email address? I have email access from here but I have to plug your email and phone number into the computer and then you accept it and we are good from there. [The email] is monitored, but who cares? LOL.

Please write me back as soon as you get this letter!!

Jared

XOXOXO

It remains to be seen if Fogle will still be willing to correspond with this woman after she betrayed him and went to a tabloid with information he told her in confidence (not to sympathize with him, of course).

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Considering that he's already at rock bottom, probably.

Sources: In Touch