Kosta Karageorge, Ohio State Football Player, Found Dead of Apparent Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound

By Jason Lisk

Kosta Karageorge, an Ohio State walk-on football player who went missing before Thanksgiving, has been found. In a tragic ending, a body was found a few blocks from where Karageorge went missing on Wednesday morning. The police have now identified the deceased as Karageorge, who was found inside a dumpster with a gun, with what is being called an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

On the night Karageorge disappeared, he had sent the following exchange to his mother:

"According to the police report, Karageorge’s mother, Susan, said her son texted her at 1:30 a.m. Wednesday to say, “I am sorry if I am an embarrassment but these concussions have my head all f—ed up.” His sister Sophia Karageorge said her brother has a history of sports-related concussions, and the family is worried that he might be disoriented because of one he suffered a month ago. Karageorge also wrestled for three years for the Buckeyes."

Sad, sad story and another player at the intersection of football and concussions who may have taken his life because of head injuries.

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