​Private service held for hospitalized UB football player Solomon Jackson

Team, coaches and administrators in attendance


UB Athletics administrators, football players and coaches were present at a private service Thursday for sophomore defensive end Solomon Jackson, who’s been hospitalized since a medical emergency during a conditioning practice on Monday.

The event took place at The Well Church in Getzville, roughly five minutes away from North Campus.

UB Athletics communications staff would not let The Spectrum and other media outlets enter the service and would not make players and coaches available for comment.

UB Athletic Director Allen Greene was among the administrators present. Greene has visited Jackson and his family at Buffalo General Medical Center throughout the week.

Jackson’s current condition is unknown. Buffalo General medical personnel told The Spectrum Monday night that Jackson was in critical condition. But when contacted Thursday, Buffalo General spokesperson Mike Hughes said Jackson’s family has “respectfully declined” to consent releasing Jackson’s current medical state.

UB has cited the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act as to why it cannot release any medical information regarding Jackson’s current health.

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