Mackensie Alexander of the Bengals arrested for assault and battery; father still missing


Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Mackensie Alexander, who left the team on Tuesday after his father went missing, has been arrested in Florida on a battery count.Alexander was arrested by the Collier County Sherriff’s office on Tuesday, according to jail records. Alexander, 26, was in custody Wednesday morning.

An arrest report has yet to be released, but NFL Network reported on Wednesday that Alexander was arrested after allegedly confronting the man who left his father behind on a berry-picking trip.

Alexander’s father, Jean Odney Alexandre (different spellings for their last names), was reported missing after he and another man traveled to Okeechobee County on Monday to pick berries in a meadow, according to the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office. Alexandre, 65, was left by the other man and went missing on Monday evening.

Florida authorities are still looking for Alexander.

Alexander, who signed a one-year contract with the Bengals this offseason, was in team training on Monday. The players were off Tuesday and will resume training on Wednesday afternoon.


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