Tennessee Fraternity Suspended After Alcohol Enemas Send Students To ER

The University of Tennessee says it has suspended a fraternity chapter indefinitely and may refocus its alcohol education programs after police said a student was hospitalized following a weekend incident involving alcohol enemas. Twelve Tennessee students were cited with underage drinking and one with disorderly conduct following the incident early Saturday at a Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity chapter house, according to a university spokeswoman.

Knoxville police say they began investigating after a student was taken to the UT Medical Center in critical condition early Saturday with a blood alcohol level of 0.40 — five times the legal cutoff for driving.

“Upon extensive questioning, it is believed that members of the fraternity were using rubber tubing inserted into their rectums as a conduit for alcohol as the abundance of capillaries and blood vessels present greatly heightens the level and speed of the alcohol entering the bloodstream as it bypasses the filtering by the liver,” Knoxville Police spokesman Darrell DeBusk said Monday in a statement. The student has been released, the hospital said.

Knoxville police said investigators found tubing and materials used to give alcohol enemas at the scene. They also said a witness told them that the hospitalized student had used an alcohol enema. Reports released by UT police Wednesday say investigators saw beer cans and bottles and “bags from wine boxes, some empty and some partially empty, strewn across the halls and rooms.”

Tim Rogers, vice chancellor of student life, said the university has suspended the chapter indefinitely “until we wrap up this investigation.” He cautioned that the university considers the enema reports to be only allegations, and that neither police nor the university has completed investigations.

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Source: CNN

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KONY 2012 Filmmaker in Hospital for ‘Brief Reactive Psychosis’

Within just over a week, Jason Russell went from becoming an overnight sensation for his viral KONY 2012 video to being detained for a lewd and seemingly drunk public act to being hospitalized.

In fact, the Invisible Children co-founder will “remain under hospital care for a number of weeks,” his wife Danica Russell said in a statement Wednesday. “The recovery process could take months.” On March 15, Russell, 33, was found wearing only his underwear and was allegedly masturbating and vandalizing cars in San Diego. But his wife says that her husband’s incident “was in no way the result of drugs or alcohol in his body.”

“The preliminary diagnosis he received is called brief reactive psychosis, an acute state brought on by extreme exhaustion, stress and dehydration,” says Danica. According to doctors Jason’s overnight celebrity led to the apparent breakdown.

“[They] say this is a common experience, given the great mental, emotional and physical shock his body has gone through in these last two weeks,” she explains. “It’s hard to understand the sudden transition from relative anonymity to worldwide attention – both raves and ridicules, in a matter of days.”

Although Danica says her husband “will get better,” she admits, “he has a long way to go,” and says his role with Invisible Children will be put on hold until he recovers.

Source: People

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