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08/01/2013 06:40 pm ET | Updated Aug 01, 2013

Aaron Hernandez Letter From Jail Proclaims 'God Put Me In The Situation For A Reason': REPORT

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Aaron Hernandez reportedly wrote that he has "always been a great person" and stated his belief that "God put me in the situation for a reason" in a letter from jail, according to TMZ.

"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 that turned on me will feel like crap," Hernandez reportedly wrote.

The handwritten note obtained by TMZ was purportedly written by the former New England Patriots tight end who is facing a murder charge in the shooting death of 27-year-old Odin Lloyd. Hernandez is currently residing in the Bristol County House Of Corrections after being denied bail. According to TMZ, the 23-year-old Hernandez wrote the letter in response to a fan named "Karl" who had previously been incarcerated in the same jail. TMZ reported that the authenticity of the letter had been verified by law enforcement.

“I’m humbled by this already and this will change me forever," Hernandez reportedly wrote. "At least I’ll know my true supporters. Thanks for being one of them!”

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The New England Patriots will not likely be among those Hernandez counts among his "true supporters." The team released the tight end just hours after his arrest on June 26 and subsequently offered fans a chance to turn in jerseys bearing his name and number.

TMZ obtained the letter from a sports memorabilia store who had purchased it from the fan who received it, according to David Portnoy of Barstool Sports Boston.

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