Aaron Hernandez isn’t releasing official statements, but it appears he is writing letters from jail, and they share plenty of his thoughts.
TMZ released what it says is a Hernandez letter from his jail cell, written back to a fan who wrote Hernandez a letter of encouragement. The fan told TMZ he was in the same jail 15 years ago.
In the letter, Hernandez sounds upbeat, saying he’s not guilty and professing a relationship with God. He admits he “fell off, especially after making all that money,” but he also looked ahead to when the “situation” would be over. He said he now knows his “true supporters” and also asked that the letter be kept off social media.
Hernandez is being held without bail and has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of Odin Lloyd.
Checking out the full text of Hernandez’s letter below.
Your letter meant a lot and was very true! I know everything happens for a reason and I know “GOD” has a plan for me and something good will come out of this. The world just makes things out of false accusations and it will all die down especially when they say NOT GUILTY and all the people who turned on me will feel like crap. I’ve always been a great person and known for having an amazing heart! I am a strong person and nothing will break me! A C.O. will never not can they say now for one day have I been down in not with a smile on my face. I know there is a reason I’m going thru this and I will figure it out through my relationship with the Lord. I fell off especially after making all that money but when its all said and done “GOD” put me in the situation for a reason! I’m humbled by this ALREADY and this will change me forever. At least I’ll know my true supporters. Thanks for being one of them! P.S. The pictures are definitely hanging on my walls and def mean a lot! Thanks again brotha! Thanks, Aaron Hernandez à CAN’T WAIT TO sign this again when I’m playing again an prove all the haters and do[wn] talkers WRONG. *Keep this off social media PLEASE!