Temple basketball star arrested in Atlantic City

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


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