BOSTON (WGGB) — Former Patriot Aaron Hernandez is claiming vehemently that he is not guilty of the murder charge against him.
His claim of innocence came in a letter, obtained by TMZ, that he wrote to a fan, who had written to him with words of encouragement.
This comes despite the wealth of evidence connecting him to the murder of former semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd, 27. Most recently, surveillance photos from Hernandez’s own security system showed him on the night of Lloyd’s shooting death with what police believe to be a gun.
In the letter, he also insists that God put him in his current position and that he will return to play in the NFL again some day.
Hernandez has a long way to go before that even becomes a possibility, as he is being held without bail on a murder charge, along with pending charges from an ongoing investigation into a double-murder in Boston last year.
Below is Hernandez’s complete letter, courtesy of TMZ:
“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!”