Sad news out of Columbus as Ohio State football player Kosta Karageorge was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound Sunday.
According to reports, Karageorge’s body was found in a dumpster a few blocks from where he was originally reported missing Wednesday just before Thanksgiving. A gun was also found inside the dumpster while the body was identifiable by Karageorge’s tattoos.
Karageorge also had this pretty chilling exchange with his mother: the night he went missing which perhaps gives us a glimpse into what what exactly happened.
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.
Obviously this will further fuel the debate of sports related head injuries and their impact on everyday life. Then again it’s a topic for another day. In the meantime our condolences go out to Karageorge’s family and friends during this most difficult time.