Mourners gather for Ohio St athlete's funeral

Dec 3, 2014 1:02 PM by News Staff

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Football players, wrestlers and coaches attended the funeral for an Ohio State athlete who died of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound after telling his parents that concussions were affecting his mind.

Grief was visible on the faces of teammates of 22-year-old Kosta Karageorge (KOH'-stah KAHR'-ah-jorj) as they left the church Wednesday with teary eyes. Nearly all of them departed without commenting.

Karageorge was found dead of a gunshot wound to the head on Sunday. He had been missing since Nov. 26.

Karageorge's mother told police he'd had several concussions and a few spells of extreme confusion. A coroner says a special examination will look for signs of traumatic brain injury related to concussions.

Karageorge joined the football team this season as a walk-on. He also was on the wrestling team for three years.

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