Missing Ohio State player Kosta Karageorge found dead

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An Ohio State football player who had been missing since early Wednesday, has been found dead, authorities said Sunday.

Columbus police said Kosta Karageorge died from an apparent suicide. His body was found in a dumpster with what police described as a self-inflicted gunshot wound. A gun was also recovered from the dumpster.

The Columbus Dispatch reported Friday that the family had filed a missing person's report and in it Karageorge's mother said her son texted her at 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, saying, "I am sorry if I am an embarrassment but these concussions have my head all (expletive) up."

Karageorge was a wrestler at Ohio State before joining the football team this season. The school released a statement on Sunday, confirming the death.

"The Ohio State University Department of Athletics was shocked and saddened to learn today of the death of student-athlete Kosta Karageorge, a senior from Columbus," the school said in the statement. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the Karageorge family, and those who knew him, during this most difficult time."

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