Dad: Pi Kappa Alpha case full of flaws

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT)--New developments in the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity scandal. Mark Broughton, the father of 20 year-old Alexander Broughton, said the investigation has numerous inaccuracies.

His son was rushed to the hospital early Saturday morning with alcohol poisoning. Police said Broughton and other fraternity members used a "beer enema" to get drunk.

Over the phone, from his home in Memphis, Mark Broughton said his family was conducting its own, independent, thorough investigation because they felt that too many inaccuracies had been reported.

Broughton said, "Things that have been reported are incorrect in large measure and once we have the evidence to prove it we will make a statement."

Broughton said a statement would likely be ready by Wednesday, to clear up what he calls major inconsistencies in the investigation.

On Tuesday, walking by the fraternity house, everything still looked the same. However, after Saturday's incident, the way the fraternity operates had changed. The Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity was suspended, meaning they can't operate after police discovered fraternity brothers using a hose to absorb alcohol through their rectums. Alexander Broughton had to go to the ER, and cops found three others passed out from whats called, "butt chugging."

Patrick Wills says, "I read the article and saw his name, and just immediately was dumbfounded by it. And wasn`t sure what to think, exactly."

Wills and Broughton went to Christian Brothers High School in Memphis together.

Wills went on to say, "He was always had decent grades, good kid, just never really did too much wrong. "

Broughton is a sophomore, so Wills didn't 't think he was being initiated.

Wills said, "It`s not a hazing type thing, it`s just people being stupid."

Broughton's father said his son was released from the hospital on Sunday. We tried talking to the president of Pi Kappa Alpha and the brothers at the house, but no one wanted to talk.

Pi Kappa Alpha released a statement saying, "It's an unfortunate example which reinforces our current and ongoing efforts to educate students on the danger of underage consumption of alcohol, binge drinking and other potentially dangerous activities."


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