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UT student denies alcohol enema but won't explain injuries

Matt Lakin • Sep 28, 2012 at 10:27 AM

KNOXVILLE — Xander Broughton told police he thought he'd won.

His prize? A trip to the emergency room, a near-fatal alcoholic blackout and international ridicule.

Alexander Price "Xander" Broughton, a 20-year-old University of Tennessee student from Memphis, swore to officers he never "butt-chugged" himself into a coma with a box of cheap red wine over the weekend, but bloodstains, his injuries and at least one witness account told a different story, UT records released Thursday show.

"Mr. Broughton stated that at no time did he 'butt chug' wine or any other alcoholic beverage and that no one inserted anything into his rectum," UT police Lt. Dana McReynolds wrote in a report.

He wouldn't agree to let police review his medical records.

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