Aaron Hernandez pens jailhouse letter: I’m innocent and a ‘great person’

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Aaron Hernandez,the former New England Patriots’ tight end whose career came to a grinding halt after he was charged with murder, said in a letter from jail that he’s not only innocent – but would soon launch a National Football League comeback.

“I know ‘God’ has a plan for me and something good will come out of this,” he reportedly wrote, in a letter to a fan obtained by TMZ. “I’ve always been a great person [and] known for having an amazing heart.”


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He also wrote that he can’t wait to get back to the field and sign autographs, Fox News reported. Specifically, he wrote in the space beneath his signature: “Can’t wait to sign this again when I’m playing again and prove all the haters and down talkers WRONG,” Fox News said.

TMZ said the letter was verified by a law enforcement officer as having come from Hernandez. The letter was mailed to a fan named Karl, Fox News reported.

Hernandez faces murder charges related to the death of 27-year-old Odin Lloyd, whose body was found a mile from the football star’s home on June 17.

 

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