Former NFL player Aaron Hernandez’s attorney, Jose Baez, previously shared parts of the convicted murderer’s suicide notes that’ll be turned into a book. Now, according to CNN, Baez said the former New England Patriots player, who committed suicide in 2017 after being sentenced to life in prison, wanted to get in touch with a few rappers he states helped him through rough patches. Those artists include Rick Ross, Meek Mill, Kevin Gates, The Game, and JAY-Z. According to BET, Baez never touched base with those figures while Hernandez was still alive.
“I need a favor — If you have any contacts for any artists like Gates, Meek Mill, Ross, Jay, Game … etc. I would like to send you letters so you can send to their information or whichever way you think best,” he wrote. “I don’t want any media really getting into me, trying to just send my love to all the artists who got me through my tough times and sending my respect to a few of the real ones out there. So I think that’s the best idea through you. It’s something I have to do and I’d appreciate if you could do that for me, if possible! If not, I’ll figure something out. Well, get at me, love ya brother!”
His attorney published a book with these letters, titled, Unnecessary Roughness: Inside the Trial and Final Days of Aaron Hernandez. According to ABC News, the sales of the book will be turned into a college fund for Hernandez’s daughter.