Former New England Patriots football star Aaron Hernandez has been in jail for over a month after being arrested in connection with Odin Lloyd's murder.
With time on his hands in solitary confinement, he apparently made a pen pal. A guy named Karl wrote a letter to Hernandez and he actually responded.
The letter Aaron wrote Karl made its way online and has been authenticated as real by law enforcement officials. In it, he proclaims his innocence.
"Your letter meant alot and was very true! I know everything happens for a reason and I know 'God' has a plan for me and something good will come out of this," he writes.
"The world just makes things out of false accusations and it will all die down especially when they say NOT GUILTY and the people who turned on me will feel like crap."
"I've always been a great person an[d] known for having an amazing heart! I am a strong person and nothing will break me!"
"A [correctional officer] will never nor can they say now for one day have I been down or not with a smile on my face."
"I know there is a reason I'm going thru this and I will figure it out through my relationship with the Lord."
"I fell off especially after making all that money but when its all said and done 'God' put me in the situation for a reason."
"I'm humbled by this ALREADY and this will change me forever. At least I'll know my true supporters. Thanks for being one of them!"
"Can't wait to sign this again when I'm playing again an[d] prove all the haters and da talkers WRONG."
There you have it. Though Karl and Aaron may not be pen pals for long.
The incarcerated 23-year-old former NFL standout closed out the handwritten letter by asking his new pen pal to "keep this off social media PLEASE."
So much for that.
Aaron Hernandez is in jail awaiting trial for murder in the death of Lloyd. Check out the letter he wrote to Karl, originally obtained by TMZ, right here: