KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (September 29, 2012)--Before an unruly Tennessee frat party ended with a student in the hospital with a dangerously high blood alcohol level, most people had probably never heard of alcohol enemas.
But thanks to the drunken exploits of a fraternity at the University of Tennessee, the bizarre way of getting drunk is giving parents, administrators and health care workers something new to worry about.
When Alexander "Xander" Broughton, 20, was delivered to the hospital after midnight on Sept. 22, his blood alcohol level was nearly six times the intoxication level that defines drunken driving in the state.
Broughton denied participating in the alcohol enema stunt, but police concluded otherwise from evidence they found at the frat house, including boxes of Franzia Sunset Blush wine.
The university has shuttered the fraternity until at least 2015.