Giants Draft Pick Corey Ballentine Victim of a Shooting; Teammate Killed

Corey Ballentine, 6th round draft pick for the Giants was injured in a shooting Saturday night.

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According to Ian Rapoport, Cory Ballentine and teammate Dwane Simmons were the victims of a shooting at a party Saturday night after the NFL Draft. Corey survived but his friend Dwane sadly passed away from his injuries.

Per the report, Ballentine is recovering in the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Corey was drafted on Saturday by the New York Giants, he went in the 6th round at pick 180. What started with an exciting life-changing event has turned tragic for everyone involved.

Per Janelle Griffith at, the family of Simmons is looking for justice and anyone who might have information regarding the shooting.

We here at BIGPLAY send our love to both families during this difficult time.

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