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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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46.

edrow    

OK FIRST .HE SPELLED HIS OWE NAME WRONG ON THE ENVELOPE ? HEMANDEZ? SECOND THATS A FEMALE WRITING.. THIS GUY IS FULL OF IT OR AN EMPLOYEE AT THE JAIL WROTE IT, AND SENT IT AS IF AARON WROTE IT..

425 days ago
47.

Justjenny001    

He is going to have so many boyfriends

425 days ago
48.

Applehead    

Yes, you are so important that God has nothing better than to spend His time making plans for you. God, the last resort of scoundrels.

425 days ago
49.

REALLY?    

He's a real slimebag! And I'm talking about the fan who Aaron wrote to. What ever happened to innocent until PROVEN guilty. To the fan who sent the letter to TMZ...I don't think TMZ is considered Social Media. Good going JACKASS!

425 days ago
50.

U dont know me     

This guy is stupid and got what he deserves

425 days ago
51.

Mumra the Ever Living    

TMZ
> Giving money to the various members of the Lohan clan for EXCLUSIVES is tacky, but it's business.
> Paying people around Amanda Bynes for EXCLUSIVES is shameful, but it's business.
> Writing checks to random people who break confidences for EXCLUSIVES is really low, but that's business.
> Paying for EXCLUSIVES to anyone that has to do with this murderer is BLOOD MONEY
.
TMZ, just this once, take the high road, stand up and stop giving out money for anything that has to do with this criminal.

425 days ago
52.

son_of_sam    

The lastime Aaron Hernandez will write that *******!!!

425 days ago
53.

Pat    

This is a desperate man. He knew damn well it would go viral. Anyone who buys into this guy needs a CT scan.

425 days ago
54.

BeckyBoo    

Is this idiot for real?! Yeah, God DOES have a plan for you. That plan is to pay for the crimes you committed. As for the pen pal, way to keep the letter off social media. Loser.

425 days ago
55.

deb    

He signs an 81...for what ..block cell number because he isn't going to ever play again with that number in any league.

425 days ago
56.

Brady    

Notice he didn't say anything about his supposed friend who is now dead...? If he is NOT GUILTY, don't you think he would have mentioned how he is upset that one of his friends was tragically killed? All he mentioned in the letter was how he is going to get out and prove all the haters wrong. GUILTY.

425 days ago
57.

Robino71    

It's not even postmarked! Sorry I don't think it's real

425 days ago
58.

Sam    

This guy is s*** and needs psychiatric help.

425 days ago
59.

e33    

Everyone finds god when the s#it hits the fan. It's the easy way out for your sins

425 days ago
60.

sunnyloba    

I just don't see him risking his future his family or his career. I guess we will see.

425 days ago
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