Dec 3, 2014 11:24 AM

Football team attends Ohio St athlete's funeral

The Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Two busloads of football players and coaches are among the mourners attending the funeral for an Ohio State athlete who died of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Teammates of 22-year-old Kosta Karageorge (KOH'-stah KAHR'-ah-jorj) quietly filed into a Columbus church Wednesday before the service. They didn't speak to reporters.

Defensive line coach Larry Johnson joined the players. He was Karageorge's position coach.

Karageorge was found dead of a gunshot wound to the head on Sunday. He had been missing since Nov. 26.

Karageorge's mother told police he'd had several concussions and a few confused spells. A coroner says a special examination will look for signs of traumatic brain injury related to concussions.

Karageorge joined the team this season as a walk-on. He was also on the wrestling team.


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