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Aaron Hernandez

Handwritten Letter

God Put Me In Jail

8/1/2013 2:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Aaron Hernandez
wrote a pen pal a letter from inside his jail cell, declaring his innocence, saying his murder charges are God's plan, and vowing to return to the NFL ... and TMZ has a copy.

We have verified with law enforcement the letter is the real deal.  You can read it yourself ... among the highlights:

-- "The world just makes things out of false accusations ... and it will all die down, especially when they say NOT GUILTY"

-- "All the people who turned on me will feel like crap."

-- "God put me in this situation for a reason."

-- "Can't wait to sign [autographs] again when I'm playing again an [sic] prove all the haters WRONG."

As for the fan who received the letter, Karl ... he just called in to "TMZ Live" and told us he wrote Hernandez first.

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Karl says he sent the letter because he was in the same jail 15 years ago, and wanted to reach out to Hernandez to give him some encouragement.

Karl also says he would like to visit Aaron in jail -- if Aaron will let him.

FYI, Hernandez -- who's been accused of murdering semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd -- has been denied bail and will remain behind bars until his trial.

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16.

Chunkydischarge    

Don't you think the first words out of his mouth or in writing, would be "I'm innocent", "I didn't do it"?? I would be screaming it from the rooftops, GUILTY

361 days ago
17.

Soda pop    

All he has to say is he was a neighborhood watchman and he could go free in this dirty country

361 days ago
18.

Chunkydischarge    

never once did he say "i didn't do it" or "i'm innocent", if you were charged with a crime like that you would be shouting it from the rooftops. He's just hoping he will get out of if with money and lawyers. they have video, DNA, witness statements, and currently looking for a gun in a lake which he was photographed with. Most likely killed two other people..

361 days ago
19.

Nikki    

Say Hi to O.J. for me, will ya!

361 days ago
20.

D-INCARNATION    

Aaron Zimmerman

361 days ago
21.

nikki    

The only team he goin be Playin for is the packers

361 days ago
22.

I am Spartacus    

TMZ spent 15k on this? Way to piss away money TMZ. You guys are scrum buying stories from the Kardashians and ex-cons.

361 days ago
23.

pj    

Po chile done lost his mind this soon.

361 days ago
24.

GetOverYourself    

Does this guy realize he's under investigation for 2 other murders as well?

361 days ago
25.

TMZCrazy    

The guy is sexy as hell! Forget Channing what's-his-face. Hernandez is OHMF.

361 days ago
26.

Yiayia    

GOD didnt put him in this, he did it all by his self.... Loser that he is...

361 days ago
27.

tarasia    

Keep off social media? He won't let you come visit now for sure!

361 days ago
28.

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He had to know this was going to be made public . . . which makes the letter seem suspect.
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Especially, the "keep off social media" side note.

361 days ago
29.

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He had to know this was going to be made public . . . which makes the letter seem suspect.
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Especially, the "keep off social media" side note.

361 days ago
30.

BB not bb    

I agree with Karl. Who is anyone to judge based on rumors? The evidence seems to be clear cut but almost too much so. The whole thing doesn't sit right. I am glad there are some people out there willing to give another person the benefit of the doubt.

361 days ago
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