As former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez sits in jail for the murder of Odin Lloyd, he wrote a pen pal a letter from inside the cell.
In the letter, he said that his murder charges are God's plan, and that he is innocent. He also plans to return to the NFL.
Hernandez has been charged with murdering Lloyd, a 27-year-old semi-professional football player. He has been denied bail and will be held until his trial.
The full text of the letter follows:
Your letter meant alot 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 known for having an amazing heart! I am a strong person and nothing will break me! A C.O. 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!
Aaron Hernandez 81
I can't wait to sign this again when I'm playing again an prove all the haters an da talkers WRONG.
P.S. the pictures are definitely hanging on my walls and def meant alot! Thanks again brotha!
*Keep this off social media PLEASE!
The recipient, who has been identified as Karl, said that he sent a letter to Hernandez first. He said he sent Hernandez the letter because he was in the same jail 15 years ago.