Leave it up to frat boys to come up with deranged and potentially deadly ways to consume alcohol. Whereas “icing” was just lame, “butt chugging,” the practice of ingesting wine through a tube inserted directly into the anus, is violent and dangerous.
An “unresponsive” 20-year-old University of Tennessee Pi Kappa Alpha was rushed to the hospital on Saturday appearing to be “extremely intoxicated and show[ing] signs of physical and possible sexual assault.” Alexander P. Broughton had a blood alcohol level “well over” 0.4 percent, and he had damage in his rectum, authorities soon discovered, because he had been engaging in a practice known as “butt chugging.”
When the police visited Broughton’s frat house, they discovered several young men passed out with “bags from wine boxes, some empty and some partially empty, strewn across the halls and rooms” who had also been taking wine up their rectums.
“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 blood stream as it bypasses the filtering by the liver,” said a spokesman for the Knoxville Police Department.
Today, Pi Kappa Alpha’s University of Tennessee chapter was suspended for 30 days while the school debates its permanent status. Broughton and the other butt chuggers are recovering from the incident.
First of all, WHAT!? My ass cringed just reading about this. Second of all, I hope “butt chugging” does not become a popular party trend. Lastly, I will say that I feel extremely disturbed by the ways in which young peoples’ desire to be shithoused is getting more depraved and violent. When college guys are essentially giving themselves Franzia enemas, there are much larger issues to unpack.