After two pieces of correspondence purportedly written by the former New England Patriots tight end were obtained by TMZ, it was Radar Online that came up with the third missive to be published. As was the case with the first two handwritten notes that Hernandez reportedly sent from the Bristol County House Of Corrections since his arrest in June, the 23-year-old extolled his own virtues and his belief that his incarceration is part of God's plan.
In the postscript to the letter addressed to "Collin" and obtained by Radar Online, Hernandez wrote, "Im a great dude don't believe all the neg. publicity please!"
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After looking ahead to being found "not guilty" in the first letter obtained by TMZ and subsequently writing that "everything happens for a reason" in the second note made public, Hernandez addressed one concern involving his daughter in the third letter: "I miss by little girl terribly an my biggest fear of all is she wont know daddy!"
Hernandez was arrested on June 26 and was subsequently charged with murder in connection to the death of 27-year-old semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd. Hernandez pleaded not guilty and was denied bail. The New England Patriots released Hernandez just hours after his arrest at his home in North Attleborough, Mass.
TMZ obtained the first jailhouse letter from a sports memorabilia store who had purchased it from the man who received it, according to David Portnoy of Barstool Sports Boston. Radar reported that the most recent letter was "supplied" by Collin Imm.
Despite his pleas to his pen pals to keep his letters private, Hernandez's notes keep becoming public.