According to Jordan Raanan, Giants sixth-round pick CB Corey Ballentine has been released from the hospital and is home recovering after being shot Sunday morning.
Ballentine was at a party off-campus when the shooting occurred, killing his friend and teammate Dwane Simmons. Ballentine’s injuries were non-life threatening and he is expected to make a full recovery.
Ballentine, 5’11/196, was taken in the sixth round of this year’s draft by the Giants. According to OverTheCap.com, he receives a four-year, $2,705,592 contract that includes a $185,592 signing bonus.
During his final year at Washburn, Ballentine recorded 50 tackles, two forced fumbles, three interceptions, four pass defenses, and three blocked kicks.