Authorities, family, and friends have organized a search for an Ohio State University football player who has been missing since early on November 26.
OSU walk-on senior defensive tackle Kosta Karageorge’s family say the player hasn’t been seen since Wednesday morning, the day before Thanksgiving, and fear that he may be in danger of harming himself.
“He had some extenuating circumstances that night that lead us to believe he was upset,” his sister Sophia told the media.
Karageorge’s parents have filed a missing persons report and police confirm that a search for the missing man is underway, but an intense search of the OSU campus resulted in no sign of the player.
“We’re very concerned that he’s not himself and that he maybe doesn’t know what’s going on,” the missing player’s mother said. She also thought that the concussions he suffered while playing football and wrestling may have contributed to his state of mind. She said she fears that the repercussions for his injuries may “have been long-term or delayed.”
According to a missing-person report filed with police and reported by the Columbus Dispatch, Karageorge texted his mother at 1:30 a.m. Wednesday saying, “I am sorry if I am an embarrassment but these concussions have my head all f—ed up.”
Karageorge hasn’t been heard from since his early morning text. He also missed football practice on Wednesday afternoon.
Police ask that anyone with information about Karageorge’s whereabouts call 614-747-1729.
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