Coroner: Exam will look at brain of Ohio St player

Columbus Police block the intersection in Columbus, Ohio where the body of missing Ohio State football player, Kosta Karageorge, was discovered Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014. Karageorge disappeared days ago after sending his parents a text message about his concussions was found in a trash bin, apparently the victim of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said. (AP Photo/The Columbus Dispatch, Kristen Zeis)

Andrew Welsh-Huggins

Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A county coroner says a special examination will look for signs of traumatic brain injury in an Ohio State athlete found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Dr. Anahi (AN'-ih-hee) Ortiz of Franklin County says the examination by an Ohio State neuropathologist is being done because Kosta Karageorge (KOH'-stah KAHR'-ah-jorj) had a reported history of multiple concussions.

Ortiz said Monday that an autopsy determined the 22-year-old Karageorge died of a gunshot wound, but she hasn't yet definitively ruled it a suicide.

Columbus police said Sunday that Karageorge died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

His mother, Susan Karageorge, told police in a missing-person's report that her son had had several concussions.

Karageorge was a wrestler for three years and joined the football team as a walk-on this season.

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