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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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1.

Wow ...    

Wow. We have another one who needs mental health care.

259 days ago
2.

Beau222    

So much for keeping it off Social Media

259 days ago
3.

zombie    

Wow, what a fvcktard!

259 days ago
4.

Mike44090    

What a great pen pal. He says he wanted to reach out to give him some encouragement. What he really wanted was for Hernandez to write back so he could sell the letter, because that's exactly what he did.

259 days ago
5.

Jballs     

All a front to try and change peoples minds. He is gulity as hell. Rot away Aaron.

259 days ago
6.

TaeB    

I guess having money, talent, anything $ could buy, women, & fame just wasn't quite enough. He HAD to show the world how tough he really was. Now look at you. Guess the only thing you were really missing was a BRAIN & some empathy.

259 days ago
7.

Jeems    

Whatever Killer. You and your gang banging put you there. Rot in hell biotch! Go JETS

259 days ago
8.

Ryuga the Dragon Emperor    

He's innocent, or he's going to walk. If OJ was found not guilty, it's only fair if Aaron gets to be found not guilty as well.

259 days ago
9.

Sara    

I'm not buying this

259 days ago
10.

People Annoy Me    

"Keep this off social media."

I can't help but laugh at that line.

259 days ago
11.

Tray    

Damn he is still ****y behind bars??? If anybody still a fan of his, consider yourself a fool! But still at the end of the day, he still isn't getting as bad as Vick did..smh

259 days ago
12.

Spunky Funk    

Keep this off social media. lol...wonder how much the ex con made who sold it to TMZ.

259 days ago
13.

D-INCARNATION    

Aaron's gonna show us...

259 days ago
14.

Celeb Gossip Addict    

I bet he won't be writing anymore letters to "fans." I hope TMZ didn't pay too much for this letter. It's not worth much.

259 days ago
15.

AreUCrazy    

There is hope and there is delusion. This guy needs to realize he's not going to be walking out of that prison.

259 days ago
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