Giants Rookie Corey Ballentine Back at Practice After Draft Night Shooting

Corey Ballentine
The Associated Press

New York Giants Rookie Corey Ballentine is finally at practice after taking a bullet wound on the night of the NFL Draft.

Ballentine reportedly began individual practices last week and this week he is participating with the team, Pro Football Talk reported.

“He’s doing what he can do,” Giants coach Pat Shurmur told the media. “He looked good moving around and he’s getting better each day.”

Ballentine was a sixth-round pick from Washburn in the 2019 draft but the very night he was picked he was shot in the rear in an off-campus shooting.

While Ballentine made a full recovery, his teammate, Dwane Simmons, was not as lucky. Simmons was killed in the altercation.

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.”

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