Police: Missing Ohio State football player found dead

Nov 30, 2014 5:34 PM

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Police say a missing Ohio State football player has been found dead, apparently of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Police tell media outlets the body of 22-year-old Kosta Karageorge (KOH'-stah KAHR'-ah-jorj) was found near the campus Sunday. The senior defensive tackle was last seen at his apartment in Columbus early Wednesday, when his roommates said he left to go on a walk.

His mother told authorities he has had several concussions and a few spells of being extremely confused. According to a police report, she said Karageorge texted her the morning he disappeared and said, "I am sorry if I am an embarrassment."

Karageorge is a former Buckeyes wrestler who joined the football team as a walk-on this season.

University athletic officials say they are grieved to learn of his death.

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