New York Giants Draft Pick Corey Ballentine Shot In Topeka, Kansas

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New York Giants draft pick Corey Ballentine has been shot.

According to WIBW Sunday, Ballentine was shot overnight in Topeka, Kansas. He suffered non-life threatening injuries, but his former Washburn teammate Dwane Simmons was killed.

Ballentine was drafted in the sixth round Saturday by the Giants.


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What a horrifically tragic situation. Police say the investigation is ongoing, and it’s not yet known what happened. (RELATED: Arizona Cardinals Select Kyler Murray First Overall In The NFL Draft)

I just can’t imagine what happened at the Giants facility today when they got a phone call that one of their draft picks had been shot.

This should be the happiest time of his life. Instead, it’s turned into a tragedy.


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Hopefully, Ballentine is back on the field sooner than later. I’m really at a loss for words. The draft is supposed to be a happy start to an incredible journey for all these young men.

Now, Ballentine has lost a teammate, he’s been shot himself and nobody really seems to know why any of this happened just yet.

Please check back for more updates on this developing situation.