With his father missing in Florida, cornerback Mackensie Alexander leaves Bengals training camp, source says


CINCINNATI – Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Mackensie Alexander left the team’s training camp after his father was reported missing in Florida, a source confirmed to ESPN on Tuesday.Florida authorities are looking for Jean Odney Alexandre after his disappearance on Monday, according to a press release. Alexander is the father of the Bengals cornerback (different spellings for their last names), according to NFL Network, which first reported the news.

Alexander, 65, traveled about 85 miles northeast to Okeechobee to pick palm berries in a nearby meadow with another man, according to the statement released by the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office. The man left Alexander behind, officials said. Alexandre was reported missing on Monday evening.

The Bengals had the day off on Tuesday. Mackensie Alexander practiced with the team on Monday and is expected to be an important member of the team’s defense. This offseason, Alexander signed a one-year contract with the Bengals.

The cornerback’s father was reportedly last seen wearing a white shirt, black jeans with a side stripe and blue Nike shoes with a white line on the sole, according to Florida officials.


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