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Autopsy shows former football player Kosta Karageorge didn’t suffer from chronic brain trauma

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Kosta Karageorge

Kosta Karageorge was on the wrestling and football teams at Ohio State. Courtesy of OSU

The Franklin County Coroner has found no evidence of chronic traumatic disease after an autopsy of former Ohio State student and football player, Kosta Karageorge, according to a Friday press release from the Franklin County Coroner’s Office.

“The neuropathologist, Dr. Lehman, states there is no evidence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy,” the release said.

The release also said Lehman noted “nonspecific findings consistent with subacute to remote prior concussive injury,” meaning Karageorge could have suffered previous concussive injuries.

Chronic traumatic encephalopathy is a degenerative brain disease often caused by repeated concussions and has developed an association with football in recent years after dozens of players were diagnosed with the disease postmortem.

Karageorge died from a self-inflicted gunshot and his body was found Nov. 30 in a dumpster near his house.

He went missing Nov. 26, the day before Thanksgiving, after complaining to family of emotional instability that he attributed to repeated concussions.

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  1. RIP, Kosta.

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