BOSTON (CBS) — Aaron Hernandez is maintaining his innocence in a letter written in response to a fan, according to TMZ.
The website obtained the letter from the fan, who himself was imprisoned where Hernandez is currently behind bars and wanted to send support to the former Patriots tight end. In the reply, Hernandez excitedly replies to the fan and thanks him for sticking with him.
The letter, in full, reads:
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 wolrd 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 an[d] known for having an amazing heart! I am a strong person and nothing will break me! A C.O. [correctional officer] will never nor can they say now for one day have I been down or 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 it’s 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 meant a lot! Thanks again brotha!
Can’t wait to sign this again when I’m playing again and prove all the haters and [illegible] talkers WRONG.
*Keep this off social media PLEASE!
Hernandez was arrested and charged with the murder of Odin Lloyd on June 26 at his home in North Attleboro, the same day the Patriots released him. He is currently being held without bail at the Bristol County Jail.