Bengals' Alexander arrested amid search for missing father

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Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Mackensie Alexander has been arrested in Florida on the same day that he left the team while authorities search for his missing father.

Alexander remains in custody, and his charge is a misdemeanor.

Alexandre, 65, traveled to northwest Okeechobee County with another man Monday to pick palmetto berries somewhere on the prairie, and the accompanying man left him behind, Pelissero reported, per the sheriff's office.

Alexander was set to be released Wednesday afternoon, NFL Network reported.

According to his arrest report, Alexander and another man, Evins Clement, went to the man's house and began interrogating him, then tried to convince him to leave the house and get in their auto.

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Mackensie Alexander allegedly told the victim he had a gun, but never brandished it towards him. "We have no further comment at this time". However, everyone must act within the law, " sheriff's spokeswoman Michelle Batten said in a statement. When Alexander and his twin bother, Mackenro, turned 10, they also began picking oranges on weekends.

Alexander is on a one-year, $2.5 million deal, but could earn up to $4 million with incentives.

Alexander, a second-round pick in 2016, spent the first four years of his career with the Minnesota Vikings before signing a one-year contract with Cincinnati in March.

He stepped it up over the last two seasons as the Vikings' nickel cornerback.

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