Missing OSU Player Found Dead in Apparent Suicide

Kosta Karageorge had been missing since Wednesday
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Nov 30, 2014 5:35 PM CST
College football player Kosta Karageorge poses for a photo in Columbus, Ohio.   (AP Photo/Ohio State University, Jay LaPrete, File)

(Newser) – Ohio State officials say they're grieved to learn of the death of a football player missing since Wednesday. Police tell media outlets they believe a body found near the campus was that of 22-year-old Kosta Karageorge. 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. A Columbus police sergeant says Karageorge appears to have shot himself, CNN reports. 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."

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