Coroner: Exam will look at brain of Ohio St player
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Dec 01, 2014  |  Vote 0    0

Coroner: Exam will look at brain of Ohio St player

COLUMBUS, Ohio - 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.

By Andrew Welsh-Huggins, The Associated Press

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