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All charges dropped against Bengals cornerback Mackensie Alexander

Alexander and his family get closure following the disappearance of his father last August.

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Bengals cornerback Mackensie Alexander and his family can finally put everything connected to his father's disappearance this past August behind them.

All criminal charges against Alexander were dropped on Tuesday.

Alexander was arrested on one count of battery in Florida soon after going to help find his missing father last year. It was allegedly against the man who was last seen with his father, Jean Odney Alexandre.

On Monday, August 24th, Alexandre was reported missing after he and a friend went berry-picking in south Florida. Luckily, he was found alive and well the following Thursday at the Ranger Station in Kissimmee Prairie Reserve State Park.

All of this is great for reasons outside of football, which can not be understated.

It also should help Alexander as he heads into the possible free agent waters after finishing his one-year deal with the Bengals. It isn't likely something a team would've held against the promising cornerback, but it does help erase any doubt.

Of course, there are many fans in Cincinnati hoping he will be making a return to the team in 2021 after very solid season as the team's nickel corner.