US: Christian student hospitalised with ‘alcohol enema’ hits out at media coverage
A University of Tennessee (UT) student who found fame after ‘butt-chugging’ enough wine to put him in hospital has now denied using an alcohol enema because of his Christian faith.
According to the Daily Mail, 20-year-old Alexander Broughton says media reports have implied he is gay, which he isn’t.
The paper reports that Mr Broughton was rushed to the University of Tennessee Medical Centre last month with an injured rectum and a blood-alcohol level of more than five times the legal limit.
According to UT police, witness John Patrick Carney, from Mr Broughton’s fraternity, told officers his friend had been “butt-chugging” wine to get drunk faster.
But in a statement, Mr Broughton said the use of an alcohol enema was “the most gross idea I have ever heard”.
“I would never do such a thing.
“I am a Christian who would never desecrate my body in that manner. To do so would be against God’s law.”
At a news conference, Mr Broughton’s attorney, Daniel McGehee, said they intend to take legal action, though they haven’t determined who the lawsuit will be against yet.
Mr McGehee accused university and hospital officials of releasing “false and incorrect information”.
However, UT officials insist the wine enema was the reason Mr Broughton ended up unconscious in the emergency department.
While Mr Broughton told police he remembered participating in a drinking game with fellow members of the university’s Pi Kappa Alpha chapter, he denied having an alcohol enema.
According to a police report “Mr Broughton had no recollection of losing control of his bowels and defecating on himself”.