KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (CNN/WBIR) -- A University of Tennessee fraternity has been suspended for a month. The move follows a bizarre incident over at the frat house over the weekend that landed a student in the hospital. A group of members allegedly engaged in a practice involving so-called alcohol enemas.
UT's Greek community is at a loss for words. Disturbing police information centers around a fraternity house. Around 1:30 a.m. Saturday morning, police say an unresponsive UT student was dropped off at UT Medical Center. Investigators link the student with Pi Kappa Alpha.
Several people, including three passed-out males found inside the Pike house. Police believe members of the fraternity used "alcohol enemas". The technique heightens the level and speed of alcohol entering the blood. It bypasses the liver filtering process.
At the fraternity house, several college students were sitting outside. When asked if they would like to comment, one college student shook his head no and then they all walked inside.
University police say no charges have been filed. They're trying to determine if the technique was self-administered or a case of assault or hazing. The pike house will now be empty for 30 days.
The hospitalized student, identified as 20-year-old Alexander Broughton, has been discharged. When he was admitted for treatment he had a blood-alcohol level of more than .40.