Aaron Hernandez letter from jail: ‘It will all die down when they say not guilty’
Aaron Hernandez has been writing letters as he remains inside a cell at Bristol County House of Corrections awaiting trial for the murder of Odin Lloyd. One of those letters, which he allegedly wrote to a fan, has gone public.
According to TMZ, this letter was written by Hernandez in response to a fan who sent him a letter telling him how he was in the same jail 15 years ago. Law enforcement officials have reportedly verified the authenticity of the letter, in which Hernandez asked the fan to “keep this off social media please.” So much for that.
In the message, Hernandez emphasized to the fan that he is not guilty and that the “false accusations” will “all die down” when a judge rules in his favor. He also said that God has placed him in prison for a reason and that he has kept a smile on his face, adding that he is a “strong person” with an “amazing heart.” Here’s a transcription of the letter:
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 (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’s a reason I’m going (through) this and I will figure it out through my relationship with the Lord. I fell off especially after making all that money but when 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!
PS: The pictures are definitely hanging on my walls and def meant a lot! Thanks again brotha!
*Keep this off social media PLEASE!
Looks like someone didn’t do what was asked of them. Hernandez then signed the letter including his former jersey No. 81. Below his signature he wrote, “Can’t wait to sign this again when I’m playing again (and) prove all the haters and downtalkers wrong!”
It should be noted that investigators believe Hernandez may have killed Lloyd over trust issues. Obviously he thought he could trust the person he was writing this letter to as well, but it appears he was wrong.
One of the other notable takeaways from the letter was Hernandez’s admission that he “fell off” after making all of that money. I’m not sure exactly what he means by that, but you would think his contract would have had the opposite effect. Given some of the rough things that have happened to the 23-year-old, one would expect a blessing like that would not be taken for granted.