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UB football player Solomon Jackson in critical condition

Defensive end hospitalized following ‘medical emergency’ at conditioning practice


by ANGELA BARCA |

Solomon Jackson poses for a photo during a Bulls' practice in August of 2015. Jackson passed away Monday evening - one week after suffering a medical emergency at team practice. 

UB football player Solomon Jackson has been hospitalized at Buffalo General Medical Center after suffering a medical emergency during a Bulls conditioning session Monday morning.

Medical personnel at the hospital told The Spectrum Monday night that Jackson was in critical condition. Buffalo General representatives then said Tuesday they cannot release any further information on Jackson's status. 

Jackson’s family declined comment.

UB spokesperson John Della Contrada released the following statement to The Spectrum Monday evening.

“Solomon Jackson, a member of UB’s football team, was transported to the hospital this morning after a medical emergency at a team conditioning session. The university is in touch with Solomon’s family and hospital medical staff,” Della Contrada said.

Della Contrada said because of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the university cannot release any private health information regarding Jackson.

The incident occurred at a team conditioning session at the North Amherst Recreation Center on Millersport Highway – about five miles from North Campus.

Jackson, who is from Stone Mountain, Georgia, is a sophomore defensive end. He played in all 12 games last season and started eight.

The Spectrum will update this story as more information becomes more available. This story has been updated to include the location of the team conditioning session. 

Jordan Grossman is the co-senior sports editor and can be reached at jordan.grossman@ubspectrum.com. Follow him on Twitter at @jordanmgrossman


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