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Aaron Hernandez: 'It Will All Die Down, Especially When They Say NOT GUILTY'

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- Former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has written a letter to a fan from inside his jail cell, and a copy has been obtained by TMZ.

According to the website, law enforcement has confirmed that the letter is in fact legitimate. TMZ also reported that the fan, named "Karl," initiated the back-and-forth by writing to Hernandez first.

In the letter, Hernandez maintains his innocence, claims that God put him in his current situation and asserts that he'll "prove the haters wrong."

Hernandez has been charged for murder in the death of semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd.

Below is the letter in full, courtesy of TMZ:

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 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!

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