In a letter obtained by TMZ, former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez said his being in jail is just part of God’s plan. While the evidence in this case (and others) continues to pile up against him, Hernandez maintained his innocence and wrote that when it’s all said and done “something good will come out of this.” He also said–after signing his name along with the #81–that he can’t wait to play again and “prove all the haters and down talkers wrong.”
The letter was apparently written in response to a letter that Hernandez received from a man identified (by TMZ) only as Karl. In a call with the pop-culture news site, Karl said that 15 years ago he was in the same jail as Hernandez, and he wanted to reach out to him and offer him some encouragement. He also said that he’d like to visit the accused murderer if said accused murderer was willing to see him.
Some additional highlights from Hernandez letter:
“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 [sic] known for having an amazing heart!”
“I know there is a reason I’m going thru [sic] this and I will figure it out through my relationship with the Lord.”
“I’m humled by this ALREADY and this will change me forever. Atleast [sic] I’ll know my true supporters. Thanks for being one of them!”
One part of the letter that isn’t getting much attention though is the tiny (but actually rather large, in comparison to the rest of the words written on the piece of paper) note in the bottom left-hand corner that reads: “Keep this off social media PLEASE!” Seems Karl glossed over those few words, or just had a complete lapse in judgement. (But in all reality, he was definitely just looking to get his 15 minutes in the spotlight.)
If I were him (which would mean that I’d spent some time in the system, so I’m really glad I’m not him) I’d be scared shitless right about now. He went against the word of a man who’s behind bars right now because he’s been accused of killing a man who was talking to the wrong people. What’s to say that
when if when if (who knows) he gets out that he won’t come looking for you Karl? Straight disregarding the man’s wishes seems like a far more egregious error than being seen with the wrong people. Hope that TMZ interview was worth it, bro.
Have fun looking over your shoulder for the rest of your life.