Giants draft pick released from hospital after shooting

New York Giants draft pick Corey Ballentine is out of the hospital and is expected to attend the team’s rookie minicamp starting Thursday.Ballentine, a cornerback selected in the sixth round on Saturday, and Washburn University teammate Dwane Simmons were shot early Sunday near the school’s campus in Topeka, Kan. Simmons was killed and Ballentine was shot in his gluteal muscle.Multiple outlets reported Tuesday that Ballentine had been released from the hospital, but it’s not clear when he will resume football activities.”He’s a really bright kid and he’s a great kid,” Giants general manager Dave Gettleman said of Ballentine on Monday on SiriusXM NFL radio, via NJ.com. “What happened is tragic and unfortunate. That’s his best friend he was with. We spoke to him on Sunday. He’s coming along fine. He’ll be here Thursday for the minicamp this weekend.”Ballentine, 23, paid tribute to his fallen friend on social media Monday.

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