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UH’s Ben Jay hospitalized with injuries from post-game fight

  • BRIAN MCINNIS / BMCINNIS@STARADVERTISER.COM
    UH athletic director Ben Jay got hurt Sunday when trying to break up an altercation after the UH Wahine basketball game at the Stan Sheriff Center.
  • BRIAN MCINNIS / BMCINNIS@STARADVERTISER.COM
    UH athletic director Ben Jay received treatment from EMTs after he was injured trying to break up a fight Sunday night at the Stan Sheriff Center.
  • BRIAN MCINNIS / BMCINNIS@STARADVERTISER.COM
    An altercation broke out after Sunday's UH Wahine basketball game against West Virginia University.
  • BRIAN MCINNIS / BMCINNIS@STARADVERTISER.COM
    UH athletic director Ben Jay got hurt when he tried to break up an altercation that started and stopped behind the West Virginia University's bench after Sunday's game against the UH Wahine.
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University of Hawaii athletic director Ben Jay has been hospitalized since Monday night for injuries sustained when he attempted to break up a fight following Sunday’s women’s basketball game.

Jay said Tuesday he was admitted to Straub Clinic & Hospital where he underwent a CT-scan that disclosed “transverse (vertebrae) fractures” and “some blood around my kidneys.”

Jay was eventually released Tuesday night.

“I guess I took a little shot,” Jay said of trying break up the melee. “I got hit from behind in the whole skirmish. I was trying to hold back a West Virginia fan and something hit me from behind.”

A UH spokesman said video footage showed Jay being pushed backward. 

Jay received medical attention on the court at the Stan Sheriff Center, where he said he experienced “back spasms.”

UH and West Virginia officials said they are investigating the incident that reportedly resulted when some spectators argued with staff of the West Virginia team during the post-game awards ceremony at the Bank of Hawaii Rainbow Wahine Classic. 

UH lost to the Mountaineers, 59-56. 

UH said Jay will continue to work from home and will not accompany the football team on its final road trip to Wyoming for Saturday’s game.

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