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.
- Rick Barnes is no longer the head coach at Texas 0
- Frank Kaminsky’s growth results in individual and team benefits for No. 1 Wisconsin 1
- Tourney Snacks: Duke-Gonzaga, Louisville-Michigan State advance to Elite 8 7
- No. 1 Duke advances to Elite 8 with win over No. 5 Utah 1
- No. 2 Gonzaga gets past No. 11 UCLA to advance to Elite 8 2
- Sources: Rick Barnes not expected to return to Texas 7
- Steve Lavin and St. John’s ‘mutually agree’ to part ways 1
- Kentucky’s John Calipari is the National Coach of the Year, and it’s not close (36)
- Kentucky responds to Daxter Miles Jr.’s pregame comments (30)
- Updated tournament records: Three ACC, two Big Ten teams in Elite Eight (25)
- West Virginia freshman on Kentucky: ‘They’re going to be 36-1′ (20)
- NCAA’s Mark Emmert calls Indiana’s religious freedom bill ‘especially concerning’ (20)