By now you’ve probably read the hand-written letter penned by Aaron Hernandez to a “supportive” fan. (Hey, there’s a sequel, too!) For the first time since the letter went viral, the man who sold it to Sportsworld has come forward to explain that his decision to share the private correspondence with the world wasn’t about the money.
(Really. He said that. Cue a giant eye-roll.)
According to The Names Blog at Boston.com, “Karl” wasn’t aware the letter would end up online. He claims he sold it to the memorabilia company Sportsworld for “pennies”compared to the $18,000 TMZ paid for it, because, duh, profiting off exploiting someone else is only reprehensible if you receive five-figure compensation.
Evidently, “Karl” has been receiving threats from New England Patriots fans ever since the letter came out. He says he doesn’t like the way the situation played itself out and that he wrote Hernandez an apology.