Aaron Hernandez Letter From Jail Leaked; Says He’s a ‘Great Dude’

August 19, 2013 10:15 am Last Updated: July 18, 2015 5:19 pm

Aaron Hernandez penned another letter from jail to a fan, saying that he that he heard his young daughter call him “da-da” for the first time while he was incarcerated.

Hernandez, a former New England Patriots tight end suspected of killing an associate several months ago, maintained his innocence.

“I’m a great dude,” Hernandez told fan Collin Imm, who gave the copy of his letter to Radaronline.com. “Don’t believe all the negative publicity.”

“I miss my little girl terribly an (sic) my biggest fear of all is she won’t daddy,” he added.

Hernandez has a child, who is 9-months-old, named Avielle Janelle, with his fiancee Shayanna Jenkins.

He wrote: “She said daddy (for the) first time or should I say “Da Da” and (I) had to hear it from jail.”

Hernandez apparently sent the letter from the Bristol County House of Correction in North Dartmouth, Mass.

In a letter sent earlier this month, the 23-year-old former football star wrote a letter to another fan,  saying he is “not guilty.”

“All the people who turned on me will feel like crap,” he wrote. “I am a strong person and nothing will break me!”

But in that letter, he told the recipient to “keep [the letter] off social media!”

Hernandez is accused of murdering semi-professional football player Odin Lloyd, who was found dead less than a mile from Hernandez’s home in North Attleboro, Mass.

Last month, in a hearing, the judge in Hernandez’s case said that his probable cause hearing will be moved to a later date.