Relative of inmate who attacked Fogle warns 'he would do it again'

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Family of Inmate Who Beat Up Jared Fogle Speaks

By PETER MARTINEZ

A family member of the inmate who allegedly smacked down Jared Fogle has broken his silence this week over the violent prison attack earlier this year, which was first reported by TMZ.

Multipleoutlets say the inmate couldn't help himself to starting a fight with the former Subway spokesperson and that he "doesn't like child molesters," according to the inmate's brother Jim Nigg.

"He had to hit him. That's how the whole thing started," Nigg said.

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Relative of inmate who attacked Fogle warns 'he would do it again'
Former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle arrives at the federal courthouse in Indianapolis, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015. Fogle is due to formally plead guilty and be sentenced on charges of trading child pornography and paying for sex with minors. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
Former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle arrives at the federal courthouse in Indianapolis, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015. Fogle is due to formally plead guilty and be sentenced on charges of trading child pornography and paying for sex with minors. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
Former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle leaves the Federal Courthouse in Indianapolis, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015 following a hearing on child-pornography charges. Fogle agreed to plead guilty to allegations that he paid for sex acts with minors and received child pornography in a case that destroyed his career at the sandwich-shop chain and could send him to prison for more than a decade. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
Former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle leaves the Federal Courthouse in Indianapolis, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015 following a hearing on child-pornography charges. Fogle agreed to plead guilty to allegations that he paid for sex acts with minors and received child pornography in a case that destroyed his career at the sandwich-shop chain and could send him to prison for more than a decade. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - AUGUST 19: Senior Litigation Counsel, Steven DeBrota, explains the charges against Subway Pitchman, Jared Fogle, during a press conference on August 19, 2015 at the United States Attorneys Office in Indianapolis, Indiana. Fogle was part of a Federal Investigation which included a raid of his home in July 2015. (Photo by Ron Hoskins/Getty Images)
Former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle leaves the Federal Courthouse in Indianapolis, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015 following a hearing on child-pornography charges. Fogle agreed to plead guilty to allegations that he paid for sex acts with minors and received child pornography in a case that destroyed his career at the sandwich-shop chain and could send him to prison for more than a decade. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - AUGUST 19: Jared Fogle (R) gets into a car in front of the courthouse on August 19, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Fogle was part of a Federal Investigation which included a raid of his home in July 2015. (Photo by Joey Foley/Getty Images)
US Attorney Josh Minkler, center, Indianapolis Police chief Richard Hite, left, and Assistant US Attorney Steven D. DeBrota discuss the child pornography case against former Subway restaurant spokesman Jared Fogle following his hearing in Indianapolis, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015. Fogle agreed to plead guilty to allegations that he paid for sex acts with minors and received child pornography in a case that destroyed his career at the sandwich-shop chain and could send him to prison for more than a decade. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
Subway restaurant spokesman Jared Fogle walks to a waiting car as he leaves his home, Tuesday, July 7, 2015, in Zionsville, Ind. FBI agents and Indiana State Police have removed electronics from the property. FBI Special agent Wendy Osborne said that the FBI was conducting an investigation in the Zionsville area but wouldn't confirm it involved Fogle. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
Subway restaurant spokesman Jared Fogle walks to a waiting car as he leaves his home Tuesday, July 7, 2015, in Zionsville, Ind. FBI agents and Indiana State Police have removed electronics from the property. FBI Special agent Wendy Osborne said Tuesday that the FBI was conducting an investigation in the Zionsville area but wouldn't confirm it involved Fogle. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
Federal authorities walk out of the home of Subway restaurant spokesman Jared Fogle, Tuesday, July 7, 2015, in Zionsville, Ind. FBI agents and Indiana State Police have removed electronics from the property. FBI Special agent Wendy Osborne said Tuesday that the FBI was conducting an investigation in the Zionsville area but wouldn't confirm it involved Fogle. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
Federal authorities walk outside of the home of Subway restaurant spokesman Jared Fogle, Tuesday, July 7, 2015, in Zionsville, Ind. FBI agents and Indiana State Police have removed electronics from the property. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
Federal authorities walk outside of the home of Subway restaurant spokesman Jared Fogle, Tuesday, July 7, 2015, in Zionsville, Ind. FBI agents and Indiana State Police have removed electronics from the property. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
Subway restaurant spokesman Jared Fogle walks to a waiting car as he leaves his home Tuesday, July 7, 2015, in Zionsville, Ind. FBI agents and Indiana State Police have removed electronics from the property. FBI Special agent Wendy Osborne said Tuesday that the FBI was conducting an investigation in the Zionsville area but wouldn't confirm it involved Fogle. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
Federal authorities walk outside of the home of Subway restaurant spokesman Jared Fogle, Tuesday, July 7, 2015, in Zionsville, Ind. FBI agents and Indiana State Police have removed electronics from the property. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
Federal authorities walk outside of the home of Subway restaurant spokesman Jared Fogle, Tuesday, July 7, 2015, in Zionsville, Ind. FBI agents and Indiana State Police have removed electronics from the property. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
Subway restaurant spokesman Jared Fogle walks to a waiting car as he leaves his home Tuesday, July 7, 2015, in Zionsville, Ind. FBI agents and Indiana State Police have removed electronics from the property. FBI Special agent Wendy Osborne said Tuesday that the FBI was conducting an investigation in the Zionsville area but wouldn't confirm it involved Fogle. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
Federal authorities walk outside of the home of Subway restaurant spokesman Jared Fogle, Tuesday, July 7, 2015, in Zionsville, Ind. FBI agents and Indiana State Police have removed electronics from the property. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
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Steven Nigg, 60, is serving time at Englewood Prison in Colorado for a weapons conviction and reportedly instigated the prison yard scuffle that left Fogle with facial bruising, a bloodied nose and neck abrasions, according to PEOPLE.

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Steven Nigg's family tells KMGH the convict was upset by Fogle's 15-year sentence stemming from his guilty plea in November to one count each of distributing and receiving child porn and traveling to engage in illicit sexual conduct with a minor.

"He doesn't regret it at all, that's why they won't let him back in the yard," Jim Nigg told KMGH. "He would do it again."

Critics have complained that the light prison sentence didn't fit the crimes Fogle pleaded guilty to.

"It bothered him any way you look at it, but yea I'm sure it's not, it's not fair, it's not equal," said Nigg.

As a result of the prison brawl, Steven Nigg was placed in "the hole" -- solitary confinement -- and remains there since the attack. Nigg's "good time" was revoked as punishment for the beating on Fogle, his brother said.

The U.S. Bureau of Prisons would not confirm the assault or punishment "based on the need to ensure safety and security in our institutions and in accordance with legal requirements including the Privacy Act," a spokesman said.

Jim Nigg spoke out to PEOPLE that his brother provoked the attack.

"He can't figure out why you would do that to kids," Nigg said. "He says, 'I can't be around those people.'"

According to the Nigg family, Steven has had previous run-ins with child molesters in prison and that they are raising funds in an attempt to get him out of prison.

Nigg's life of crime began in his early 20s including a 1976 armed robbery spree in Arizona.

Fogle is expected to end his sentence and leave Englewood Prison five years after Nigg serves his time.

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