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Ohio State's Kosta Karageorge spoke of concussion in final text before death

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On a weekend that saw Ohio State round of their 2014 regular season schedule with a 42-28 win over Michigan Wolverines it was tragic news that grabbed the headlines.

Columbus police confirmed Sunday that they had found the body of Buckeyes defensive lineman Kosta Karageorge, brining to a close the search of the player which had been ongoing since Wednesday.

Terrible News

The 22-year-old, who had complained of concussions in the lead up to his disappearance, was identified by his tattoos after police discovered a body in a dumpster with "an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound."

"But he was found inside of the dumpster, the handgun was found inside of the dumpster with him."

An investigation into the incident is ongoing but Police Sgt. Rich Weiner did offer some details:

"At this time, there's a lot of questions that we're still trying to work out," Weiner told the gathered media.

"But he was found inside of the dumpster, the handgun was found inside of the dumpster with him."

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The 6' 5", 285 pound Karageorge was a walk on for the Buckeyes this season having spent the previous three years as part of the school's wrestling program.

Concussion Issues

It appears that during his time with the football team he had endured a number of concussions, and Karageorge's mother reported to authorities that her son had complained of the issue in his final text to her.

"...Sorry if I am an embarrassment...(these) concussions have my head all (expletive) up," read the message.

Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer spoke of the tragic news during his Monday morning media obligations - expressing his sympathy before placing his faith in the police to carry out their investigation.

Meanwhile several hundred people attended a vigil on the buckeyes campus on Sunday night.

The school may be ranked number five overall in the latest polls but the mood at the beginning of this week is a sombre one as they deal with the loss of one of their student-athletes.

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