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OSU's Kosta Karageorge update: Body found near Ohio State University is missing football player

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Posted at 5:39 PM, Nov 30, 2014
and last updated 2014-11-30 20:55:57-05

Columbus police said a body found near Ohio State is that of a football player missing since Wednesday.

Police said defensive lineman Kosta Karageorge apparently died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, WSYX reported. His body was found in an alley not far from his E. 7th Avenue apartment.

A police report said Karageorge's mother told authorities he has had concussions and spells of confusion. She said he texted a message Wednesday citing the concussions and saying he was sorry if he was "an embarrassment."

The Buckeyes defeated Michigan on Saturday, 42-28. Defensive lineman Michael Bennett said afterward that Karageorge missed practices and that teammates started getting nervous Thursday.