Not long after being drafted by the New York Giants in the 6th round, cornerback, Corey Baellentine was shot. Baellentie’s injuries are non-life-threatening. His college teammate, Dwane Simmons was also shot and died from his injuries. The shooting happened in Topeka, Kansas, early Sunday.
Washburn University posted about the lost of Simmons.
Hours before the shooting, Baellentine posted on Instagram about being drafted. He is the first person in over 10 years to be drafted from Washburn University.
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It’s all a crazy dream until you do it. I can’t even explain the emotions I have right now. Blessed with the opportunity to live out my dream. Shout out the people that told me to pick a more realistic career. This is as real as it gets. Thank you to the Giants organization for believing in me. It’s only up from here. #GiantsPride
No arrest has been made in the shooting yet. More details to follow soon.