Mother of OH football player who died from self-inflicted shot worried about concussions
According to Columbus police the Ohio State University football player missing since Wednesday has been found dead in a dumpster from what appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to Fox News.
Police and teammates have been frantically searching for Kosta Karageorge who has been suffering from spells of extreme confusion related to multiple concussion sustained while playing football.
Following his disappearance his mother, Susan Karageorge, told police he has had several concussions and has had spells extreme confusion. She said that at about 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, he texted her, mentioning the concussions saying, “I am sorry if I am an embarrassment.”
According to Karageoge’s roommates he went for a walk, dressed all in black and seemed upset following a fight with his girlfriend, leaving without his wallet.
Authorities said the body of the defensive lineman’s body was found close by his apartment. Police authorities say he was identified through tattoos and other identifying marks.
A gun was found with the body, according to police.
In an interview with the Columbus Dispatch, his sister said he had been following trainers’ instructions and receiving care following his concussions but “his repercussions from (concussions) have been long-term or delayed.”
Karageorge was 22.