More heart-wrenching news came out on Monday involving Giants sixth-round draft pick Corey Ballentine.
The defensive back out of Washburn, who sustained non-life-threatening injuries in a shooting Sunday morning in Topeka, Kansas, was the one who had to inform the father of his friend, Dwane Simmons, that his 23-year-old son was killed in the accident.
According to KHSB Kansas City, Dwane's father, Navarro Simmons, received a late-night phone call expecting to talk about the good news that Ballentine was drafted by the Giants.
"I just felt like they were just calling, so I was like, 'Hey Corey, congratulations,' and this and that," Navarro told KHSB Kansas City. "Then, when he said, 'No, Mr. Simmons, it's not good. We've been shot.' I just, like my heart just dropped and I just hopped up out of bed. I was scared."
Officers found Dwane dead when they arrived at the scene while Ballentine was injured.
SNY's Ralph Vacchiano confirmed that Ballentine was shot in the glute and remained in the hospital as of Monday, and that there was still a possibility he would attend Giants rookie camp on Friday, but unlikely to take the field.
Ballentine also posted a heartfelt message on Twitter Monday afternoon.
"I love you forever," he wrote. "Thank you for being a true friend who uplifted me, corrected me when I was in the wrong, and accepted my flaws. Thank you for being a brother to me. Thank you for letting me experience your life."