Giants’ Corey Ballentine Released From Hospital

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Jori Epstein, USA TODAY

New York Giants sixth-round draft pick Corey Ballentine has been released from the hospital, according to ESPN’s Jordan Raanan.

Ballentine was shot in the glute during an incident that occurred early Sunday morning that claimed the life of his friend and former teammate at Washington, Dwane Simmons.

Ballentine is expected to make a full recovery and Giants general manager Dave Gettleman stated recently that he expects Ballentine to participate in the team’s rookie minicamp later this week.

According to WIBW’s Erika Hall, Ballentine was shot in central Topeka just hours after the Giants drafted him.

Per the report, officers responded to reports of gunshots around 12:45 am. Ballentine suffered non life-threatening injuries, but Simmons passed away in the street.