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Bengals CB Mackensie Alexander's Father Jean Odney Found Alive After 3 Days

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistAugust 27, 2020

Minnesota Vikings cornerback Mackensie Alexander warms up before an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)
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Jean Odney Alexandre, the father of Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Mackensie Alexander, was found alive Thursday after going missing earlier this week.

The Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office announced Alexandre was in good health after walking up to the ranger station at Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park in Florida:

Okeechobee Sheriff @OkeeSheriff

**********************UPDATE********************* MR. ALEXANDRE HAS BEEN LOCATED!!! AT 7:15 THIS MORNING, HE WALKED UP TO THE RANGER STATION AT THE KISSIMMEE PRAIRIE PRESERVE STATE PARK. HE IS IN GOOD HEALTH AND WILL BE TURNED OVER TO FAMILY MEMBERS.

Per NFL Network's Tom Pelissero, Alexander left Bengals camp Tuesday to help search for his father after he was reported missing while on a berry-picking trip with another man in Okeechobee County. 

Per ESPN's Ben Baby, Alexander was released from custody Tuesday after being arrested on a battery charge stemming from an incident at a man's home:

"An arrest report obtained Wednesday by ESPN says Alexander, 26, and another man, Evins Clement, arrived with law enforcement at the home of the victim to 'discuss an incident that had transpired the day prior.'

"After the enforcement officer left, Alexander and Clement attempted to get information regarding the incident, according to the report. When the man would not get in their vehicle, the report says, Clement held the man down as Alexander allegedly hit the man in the face, which caused minor injuries."

Baby noted Alexander and Clement were released from custody after posting $2,000 bail.

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Alexander's attorneys, Brian Pakett and Stacey Richman, told Sports Illustrated's James Rapien that Alexander was a "very, very concerned son" when he allegedly confronted the man who left his father behind.

"He loves his father, and that's what this is about," Pakett and Richman said. "That is his sole concern in the matter is the well-being of his father. He's been fully cooperative with the police."

Per Pelissero, Alexander and other family members are on their way to see Alexandre after he was found alive.

Alexander joined the Bengals in March when he signed a one-year, $4 million contract in free agency. He spent the previous four years with the Minnesota Vikings.

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