Temple basketball star arrested in Atlantic City
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- A Temple University 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.
A Temple basketball spokesman did not immediately return a call.
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