Former Ohio State football player Kosta Karageorge committed suicide in Nov. 2014 and a report from the New York Times’ Tim Rohan suggests concussions had a role in Karageorge’s death.
Karageorge, who also wrestled at Ohio State, had a bad history of concussions and learned to hide his symptoms in order to continue competing on the field and in the ring. His parents told Rohan they thought he had sustained approximately 15 concussions and said his most recent concussion occurred during a practice roughly two months before he died.
A neurological study discovered Karageorge had traces of microhemorrhaging in his prefrontal cortex and also discovered a protein associated with CTE, according to Rohan. These findings could provide an explanation for Karageorge’s tragic death.