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SportGiants rookie Corey Ballentine back on the field a month after being injured in shooting

21:35  29 may  2019
21:35  29 may  2019 Source:   cbssports.com

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Ballentine was injured in a draft-night shooting that resulted in the death of a friend and teammate.

Just a month after being injured in a shooting that took place shortly after he was drafted, New York Giants rookie Corey Ballentine , a sixth-round cornerback out of Washburn, was injured in the buttocks while leaving an off-campus party. His friend and teammate Dwane Simmons was killed in

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Just a month after being injured in a shooting that took place shortly after he was drafted, New York Giants rookie Corey Ballantine participated in organized team activities for the first time.

Ballentine, a sixth-round cornerback out of Washburn, was injured in the buttocks while leaving an off-campus party. His friend and teammate Dwane Simmons was killed in the shooting, which is still being investigated.

"At this time there are no additional updates in the Simmons/Ballentine case other than that our investigators continue to work strong leads in the case," the Topeka Police Department said in a statement, per the New York Post.

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Corey Ballentine , a 23-year-old senior cornerback at Washburn University in Topeka, was the 180th pick in the NFL draft after being selected by the WIBW 13 News reports that police responded to reports of gunfire around 12:45 a.m. An officer on the scene told 13 News Simmons died in the street

Giants rookie Corey Ballentine made his debut at New York's OTAs on Tuesday one month after suffering gunshot wounds in an off-campus shooting in Ballentine was selected in the sixth round of April's NFL draft after tallying 186 tackles and five interceptions in four seasons with Washburn.

Ballentine, per the Post, told Giants officials that he will let them know when he is ready to discuss the tragedy that took his friend's life.

In the meantime, Ballentine is back at work and trying to make the team's roster. He is one of three cornerbacks the team drafted this year, along with first-rounder DeAndre Baker and fourth-rounder Julian Love. The Giants also have holdover Janoris Jenkins, and last year's supplemental draft pick Sam Beal, who sat out the 2018 season due to injury.

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