From CBSNews.com – “An Arizona State University student who passed out from drinking tequila was left in wheelchair in a hospital lobby with a Post-it note to tell doctors that he took part in a drinking competition.” He was left in a wheelchair in the emergency room with a post-it note with his name and the message, “I’ve been drinking and I need some help.”
Police indicate that the student said he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon. A police Sergeant said “the student consumed about 20 shots of tequila and had a blood-alcohol level of 0.47.”
This is the same chapter of SAE that had a pledge, Jack Culolias, disappear from a party and drown in a nearby lake in November.
Update (May 16) – As expected, this situation has drawn a lot of attention in the media. Gawker.com has posted a summary, and Phoenix New Times and Arizona Central have posted stories on how this is the latest in a long list of troubles at Arizona State in the past academic year. The Arizona Central article in particular provides an overview of several serious incidents involving fraternities at ASU this year.