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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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125 COMMENTS

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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.

345 days ago
32.

Toilethead    

He put himself there.

345 days ago
33.

cathy    

free this man already.

345 days ago
34.

anusfart    

Gangstas go to jail.

345 days ago
35.

Majestik    

Later tonight TMZ will give us a post about the letter being on Ebay or Kijiji and racking up the dollars.

345 days ago
36.

Rolm    

Your goose is cooked better get used to your new life and yes you will blow all your cash on lawyers and more lawyers.

345 days ago
37.

Jeffdude71    

Sorry, but this does not look like a dudes handwriting. He may have signed it, but some chick wrote this.

345 days ago
38.

joeisblack    

If this is a real letter, why isn't the envelope postmarked?

345 days ago
39.

Tweeder    

Good cause I really want him to sign my handgun

345 days ago
40.

Sunnblue    

Think he was hit in the heat a few time to often. Brains are scrambled

345 days ago
41.

Joe    

If this letter is real, why is the envelope not postmarked?

345 days ago
42.

climp     

too funny. As if invoking Gods' Plan somehow absolves Hernandez of Hernandezs' Plan!

345 days ago
43.

gazm    

snitch

345 days ago
44.

Billy    

He asked not to go to the media and what did you do (Sold that ****) >> I don't think you will get another to sell. AARON'S not likely getting out anytime soon. He will have his day in court and tell his side of the story. With all the problems he has I don't think he needs another friend like you.

345 days ago
45.

FrankDaTank    

So this guy reaches out to him to give him some encouragement AND to sell his reply letter to TMZ? So if He agrees to meet him in person does his encouragement include secretly bringing a video camera to film the meet & greet so he can make even more money off of his support? No wonder he served time, sounds like a real winner!

345 days ago
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