Missing Ohio State player Kosta Karageorge found dead near campus

Missing Ohio State football player Kosta Karageorge was found dead near campus Sunday.

Columbus police announced they discovered Karageorge’s body in the University District, and they believe he died from a self-inflicted gun wound.

Ohio State released these tweets on Sunday afternoon:

Karageorge was last seen in the early morning hours of Wednesday, Nov. 26., and his parents called Columbus police that evening after he didn’t show up to football practice and didn’t return to his apartment. A search had been ongoing since.

Karageorge, a fifth-year senior walk-on and a former Ohio State wrestler, had a history of concussions and his family was concerned he was suffering from the side effects of one that occured a month ago. 

"He had some extenuating circumstances that night that lead us to believe he was upset," Karageorge’s sister, Sophia, told the Columbus Dispatch last week, adding her brother had a history of concussions.

Karageorge’s mother, Susan, told a local NBC affiliate that he sent her a text message before disappearing that read: "Sorry if I am an embarrassment, but these concussions have my head all (expletive) up."

Ohio State displayed a message on its video board before playing Michigan on Saturday, notifying fans that Karageorge was missing. 

After the game, coach Urban Meyer said, “It’s unbelievable. One of those all you can do is grab a knee and pray. I know there’s a lot of prayers on the team because a lot of the guys are friends with Kosta. He was only with us since August. So I didn’t know him that well but talked to his mom a few times.

“Just come home safe, man.”