Ohio State Players Attend Teammate’s Funeral
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 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.