Giants Draft Pick Corey Ballentine Shot and Injured

Corey Ballentine
The Associated Press

Fan outrage and angst over the Giants draft picks this weekend gave way to genuine thoughts and prayers on Sunday, when it was learned that New York’s 6th round pick Corey Ballentine was injured in an off-campus shooting.

The Washburn University product is expected to make a full recovery. However, one of his teammates, Dwane Simmons, was killed in the incident.

Ballentine was likely celebrating being drafted on Saturday, a celebration which ended in tragedy sometime in the early morning hours of Sunday.

The Giants released a statement about the incident:

According to 12UP, “The 5-11, 195-pounder finished his last season at Washburn with 50 tackles and three interceptions. The Giants will surely focus on him taking care of his health, both physical and mental, before bringing him in to the facility.”

It’s unclear, at this point, what led to the shooting.

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