By Dave Reardon
University of Hawaii athletic director Ben Jay was released from Straub this evening (Tuesday). He was taken to the emergency room there Monday night after he was hit from behind while trying to break up a post-game fight following the UH women's basketball game against West Virginia on Sunday.
"I just got released from the hospital," he said in a text message. "At Longs right now, Ling (his wife) is getting my pain meds filled. Will stay home the rest of the week."
Jay said he still has pain from three fractured lumbars. He was being kept at the hospital for observation of his kidney function, he said.
Jay said he thanks everyone for their well wishes. "It was a very nice feeling," he said.
Officials are still investigating the fight, which witnesses said was spurred by a UH fan and a West Virginia assistant coach exchanging insults and challenges.