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Students involved in 'alcohol enema' case sentenced

(WMC-TV) - It was an alcohol poisoning episode at the University of Tennessee that made national headlines. Friday, the students charged in the case appeared in court.

Last fall, a dozen members of the now disbanded Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity at UT were involved in an alcohol enema incident. An alcohol enema is one way college students are getting drunk -- using plastic tubing in their rectums.

According to police, 20-year-old Alexander Broughton almost died when he was taken to the hospital with a blood alcohol level of .44 with injuries to his rectum.

The student survived but the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity was shut down and a dozen people were charged, but Broughton and his attorney denied the police report of what happened.

"This is the first time, across the U.S. and across the world," said attorney Daniel McGehee. "However, the scandalous accusations never happened and I completely deny them."

This week, the final students charged learn their fate in court.

All of the students in this case pleaded no contest to underage drinking charges.

The court found them guilty and if the students pay court costs and don't get into trouble for 30 days the charges will be dismissed.

Broughton's dad said his son remains at the University of Tennessee and has moved on from the incident. He would not comment any further.

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