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Temple basketball star arrested in Atlantic City

- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 12, 2012

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - 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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