NFL draft pick shot, teammate killed in off-campus shooting

TOPEKA, Kansas – Washburn football player Dwane Simmons was killed and Giants draft pick Corey Ballentine was injured in an off-campus shooting early Sunday morning.

Washburn University reported the incident to its students.

Simmons is a junior. Ballentine is expected to make a full recovery.

The school released a statement on the shooting.

“Both Dwane and Corey have been great examples of representatives of the football team and of Washburn University in general. This was a terrible way to end a day which should have been a day of celebration and a day to look forward to Dwane’s upcoming year at Washburn and the beginning of Corey’s professional career.”

Topeka police are investigating the shooting.

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