UT student denies 'butt chugging' at frat house

UT student denies 'butt chugging' at frat house

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(source: University of Tennessee Police Dept.) (source: University of Tennessee Police Dept.)
(source: University of Tennessee Police Dept.) (source: University of Tennessee Police Dept.)

By MIKE KRAFCIK
6 News Reporter

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - The University of Tennessee on Thursday released more documents from the investigation into a fraternity house alcohol incident that sent a student to the hospital.

UT police say they've forwarded the case to the Office of Student Judicial Affairs and the Knox County District Attorney General's Office.

New details from UT's full case report show Alexander Broughton, 20, denied using a wine enema.

Broughton was brought to UT Medical Center by other young men early Saturday with a blood-alcohol level of 0.4%, five times the level of legal intoxication.

Pictures released to 6 News Thursday show many wine boxes on the floor of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity house, also known as PIKE.

In an interview on Wednesday, Broughton told UT police he started playing a drinking game known as Tour de Franzia at the frat house over the weekend. He said in the game, teams drink as much wine as they can.

Broughton said he passed out after playing the game and his fraternity brothers tried to walk him around the house to help him get sober.

That contradicts the original report from the Knoxville Police Department in which investigators said they were told Broughton might have been sexually assaulted due to evidence of bruising and trauma to his rectum.

Knoxville police responded to the PIKE house and said their investigation led them to believe instead that fraternity members had used rubber tubes to insert wine into their rectums.

In an interview conducted early Thursday with six men who were with Broughton that night, they denied using wine enemas. Instead they said they were playing Tour de Franzia.

After a sexual assault examination of Broughton at UT Medical Center, police asked for a release of those medical records. Broughton has declined to release them.

6 News tried to contact Broughton's father, Mark Broughton, for comment on this report but he didn't return our calls.

Mark Broughton said previously the account is different from what actually happened. He also said on Tuesday his son had returned to class.

Investigators also found blood at different places in the fraternity house. Broughton told them it was the result of a physical altercation between two fraternity brothers the previous night.

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