The latest on the sad story of former Clemson and current Cincinnati defensive back Mackensie Alexander’s missing father took another turn today. Tom Pelissero of NFL.com is now reporting that a Florida judge granted Alexander a release from jail on $2,000 bond or pretrial release following a Wednesday hearing. This was according to one of his attorneys, Brian Pakett.
Alexander, who allegedly confronted the man who left his father behind on a trip this past Monday, should be out soon, if he isn’t already, and plans to rejoin the search for his father, Pelissero added.
“Mackensie’s a loving son, and he’s concerned about his father. That is his sole concern in the matter,” Alexander’s attorneys, Brian Pakett and Stacey Richman, said in a statement obtained by Pelissero. “The only concern that Mackensie has right now is finding his father and the well-being of his father.”
The former Tiger signed a one year deal with the Bengals as a free agent during the offseason. This was after he spent his first four professional seasons with the Minnesota Vikings. The Immokalee, Florida native is expected to start opposite William Jackson III in Cincinnati’s secondary.
The Bengals have also released the a statement: “We are aware of the situation. We have no further comment at this time.”