Sep 22, 2012, 1:37 PM EDT
Temple guard Khalif Wyatt has been fined $1,000 and sentenced to community service in connection with a June arrest in Atlantic City, the Philadelphia Inquirer is reporting.
Wyatt was arrested as part of prostitution sting while he was in New Jersey celebrating his 21st birthday. He reportedly solicited an undercover police officer who was posing as a prostitute, then tried to flee the scene before officers arrested him.
“Khalif Wyatt has expressed remorse for his actions and has apologized for the embarrassment that has come to his family, team, and university,” Dunphy said in a statement. “We have taken appropriate action with Khalif and believe the matter is now behind us.”
Wyatt averaged 17.1 points and 3.2 assists per game last season for the Owls. Shortly after his arrest he released a statement, apologizing for the incident.
“I apologize to my family, teammates, coaches and Temple University for the embarrassment that I have caused,” he said. “I…exercised very poor judgment by allowing myself and my friends to be put in a compromising situation. I intend to cooperate with the authorities during their investigation and the legal process.”
Temple will need him on the floor in 2012-13, having lost leading scorer Ramone Moore and point guard Juan Fernandez to graduation.
For Dunphy and Temple, the Owls will begin their final season in the Atlantic 10 this fall, set to move to the Big East for the start of the 2013-14 season.
- Oklahoma State lands commitment from elite point guard in 2015 0
- John Calipari hiring an analytics director is smart, necessary, strictly for his players 0
- Marcus Smart’s mom reportedly hospitalized the day he shoved Texas Tech fan 0
- Four-star point guard verbally commits to Clemson 0
- Top 2015 and 2016 prospects comment on high school-to-pro move in new report 0
- Four-star 2015 shooting guard commits to Illinois 0
- Florida State gets commitment from 7-foot-4 2015 center 2
- Wichita State gets commitment from three-star 2015 point guard (2)
- Frank Haith lands first commitment as head coach at Tulsa (2)
- Three-star point guard down to Maryland, Providence, UNLV and Virginia Tech (1)
- Former SMU commit picks Michigan State (1)
- Alex Poythress dunks over 7-foot Dakari Johnson (VIDEO) (1)