Alexander (the two men have a different spelling for their last name) was reported missing on Monday in Okeechobee, according to police records. Alexander was picking palm berries with a friend he had known for more than 10 years when he disappeared into the woods around 2 p.m. Monday, according to the incident report. Authorities could not ping Alexander’s exact location because he did not have a cell phone at the time.
Alexander left the Bengals camp to help find his father. On Tuesday, Alexander and another man, Evins Clement, were arrested on battery charges after allegedly beating the man who had gone berry picking with Alexander’s father.
Alexander, 26, was released on Wednesday on $ 2,000 bail, according to Brian Pakett, who, along with Stacey Richman, represents Alexander. He is expected to plead not guilty at a later arraignment date.
The Bengals signed a one-year, $ 4 million contract with Alexander this offseason. He was expected to be the team’s main cornerback. The team posted limited comments after Alexander’s arrest, saying only that they were aware of the situation.