Per Alexander’s attorney Brian Pakett, Alexander has been granted release by a Florida judge on a $2,000 bond or pretrial release. He’ll plead not guilty to the charge of battery at a future arraignment hearing.
A Florida judge has granted #Bengals CB Mackensie Alexander's release from jail on $2,000 bond or pretrial release, according to one of his attorneys, Brian Pakett. Alexander should be out soon and intends to rejoin authorities' search for his father, who disappeared Monday.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) August 26, 2020
Alexander’s attorneys have told Jay Morrison of The Athletic that Alexander will appear in court at 2 p.m. EST today with the hope of him being released form jail custody.
“Mackensie was fully cooperative with the police,” attorney Brian Pakett said. “His sole focus is the well-being of his father. This is a concerned son who loves his father.”— Jay Morrison (@JayMorrisonATH) August 26, 2020
The Bengals have since released a statement on the situation:
The #Bengals statement on Mackensie Alexander: "We are aware of the situation. We have no further comment at this time.”— Jay Morrison (@JayMorrisonATH) August 26, 2020
Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Mackensie Alexander has been arrested and charged with one count of battery after confronting the man who was last in contact with his missing father. Alexander left Bengals training camp earlier this week to help search for his 65-year old father, Jean Odney Alexandre, who disappeared on Monday after being left behind by the man Alexander faced on Tuesday.
According to NFL insider Tom Pelissero, no arrest report has been released and Alexander remains in custody.
Mackensie Alexander remains in custody and no arrest report has been released. My understanding is he allegedly confronted the man who left behind his father, Jean Odney Alexandre, on a berry-picking trip. Background on a sad and troubling story: https://t.co/cvEiTaptJe— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) August 26, 2020
What started out as a horrifying situation for Alexander is now even worse for him and his family. The search for Jean Odney is still on-going and hopefully Alexander will be there to see it end successfully with him alive. The Bengals have made no comment on the situation as of this posting.
Alexander, who spent his first four NFL seasons with the Minnesota Vikings, was signed to a one-year, $4 million contract with the Bengals this offseason. He was originally a second-round pick by way of the Clemson Tigers in the 2016 NFL Draft.