Khalif Wyatt arrested in Atlantic City

Updated: June 12, 2012, 5:51 PM ET
Associated Press

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- A Temple basketball player is apologizing to his family and team following his arrest on prostitution and resisting arrest charges in Atlantic City.

Khalif Wyatt issued a statement in which he says he was celebrating his 21st birthday on Sunday and "exercised very poor judgment."

The senior guard was among seven men and 16 women arrested during a two-day sweep that targeted suspected prostitutes and their clients.

Atlantic City police say Wyatt and a friend solicited undercover female officers posing as prostitutes.

Police arrested Wyatt after they said he fled from a hotel room when officers announced the sting.

Wyatt says he intends to cooperate with authorities.

Wyatt finished fourth in scoring in the Atlantic 10 Conference last season, averaging 17.1 points per game.

A Temple basketball spokesman did not immediately return a call.


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