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Ohio State university college football player Kosta Karageorge in Columbus, Ohio, Sept. 11, 2013.
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The body of an Ohio State University football player who had been missing for five days was found in Columbus on Sunday, according to school officials. Kosta Karageorge, a 22-year-old OSU defensive lineman and wrestler, went missing early Wednesday. “The Ohio State University Department of Athletics was shocked and saddened to learn today of the death of student-athlete Kosta Karageorge,” OSU’s athletic department said in a statement.

Karageorge’s mother, Susan Karageorge, had told NBC affiliate WCMH that her son suffers from concussions, and that he had sent her a text shortly before he went missing in which he apologized for being an “embarrassment” as a result of the medical condition.

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