Former NFL player Rae Carruth no longer plans to fight for custody of the son he tried to have killed.

The 44-year-old, who has been imprisoned for conspiring to kill his pregnant girlfriend in 1999, will be released from prison in October. A couple of weeks ago, the 44-year-old told The Charlotte Observer that upon being freed, he wanted to look after his son. Carruth’s 18-year-old son, who has cerebral palsy and brain damage as a result of the shooting, currently lives with his maternal grandmother Saundra Adams.

19 years ago, Carruth hired someone to kill 24-year-old Cherica Adams.

The publication now reports the former Carolina Panthers player has now had a change of heart after facing heavy criticism.

“For all involved or invested in this ordeal, please calm down,” Carruth in a letter to The Charlotte Observer. “I will no longer be pursuing a relationship with Chancellor and Ms. Adams. I promise to leave them be, which I now see is in everyone’s best interest.”

Although Adams has said she’s forgiven Carruth, she said she had no intentions of relinquishing custody of her grandson.