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Funeral services for Ohio State athlete found dead of apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound

12/03/2014 11:47 EST | Updated 02/02/2015 05:59 EST
COLUMBUS, Ohio - 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 (KOH'-stah KAHR'-ah-jorj) 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.

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