published Thursday, September 27th, 2012

UT student denies alcohol enema; police say bloodstains, injuries tell different story

The Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity house on the University of Tennessee campus. (Amy Smotherman Burgess/News Sentinel)
The Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity house on the University of Tennessee campus. (Amy Smotherman Burgess/News Sentinel)
Photo by The Knoxville News Sentinel /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

KNOXVILLE — A University of Tennessee student denied “butt-chugging” wine, but bloodstains, his injuries and eyewitness accounts told a different story, UT records released today show.

The members of fraternity Pi Kappa Alpha apparently chugged the wine — through one orifice or another — as part of a “blackout party,” with one member posting pictures to Twitter, and tried to destroy evidence afterward, according to a UT police report.

Alexander P. Broughton, 20, of Memphis was treated for severe alcohol poisoning Saturday after he arrived at the University of Tennesee Medical Center unconscious with a blood-alcohol level of nearly 0.45, according to police — a potentially deadly concentration more than five times the legal limit.

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