Temple star guard Khalif Wyatt was arrested this past weekend for allegedly soliciting a prostitute in Atlantic City, according to CSN Philadelphia, which cited a law enforcement official with knowledge of the situation.
According to the report, Wyatt’s arrest was part of a prostitution bust that also included 27 other people. CSN Philadelphia, citing the official, said that Wyatt tried the alleged solicitation to an undercover officer.
He reportedly tried to flee the scene as well.
The report said that the official charges are engaging in prostitution and resisting arrest after what CSN Philadelphia described as a two-day operation that also included the FBI Lost Innocence Task Force.
“We have just become aware of the charges and are still gathering information at this point,” said Temple senior associate athletic director Larry Dougherty in a statement, according to the report.
A Second Team All-Atlantic 10 selection last season, Wyatt will be a senior with the Owls next fall. The fourth-leading scorer in the conference at 17.1 points per game, Wyatt is expected to take a further leap as a senior.
For his sake, we hope that Wyatt’s alleged poor choice doesn’t submarine what could be a big-time future in basketball.