Andrew Koob (@AndrewKoob)
It looks like Temple guard Khalif Wyatt will avoid any serious trouble stemming from an Atlantic City arrest this summer after his court proceedings were wrapped up this week.
Temple coach Fran Dunphy released a statement on Saturday regarding Wyatt’s arrest in a prostitution sting in June.
“Khalif Wyatt has expressed remorse for his actions and has apologized for the embarrassment that has come to his family, team and university,” said Dunphy in the statement. “We have taken appropriate action with Khalif and believe the matter is now behind us.”
Wyatt also released a statement, saying, ”I want to apologize to my family, teammates, coaches and Temple University for the embarrassment that my actions have caused. I take full responsibility for my actions and have learned from this mistake.”
The Inquirer is reporting that Wyatt will have to pay a $1000 fine as well as do some community service. This bodes well for the Owls, as he returns for his senior year, and the Owls’ last year in the Atlantic 10, as the leader in scoring, assists and steals from last year’s squad with 17.1 points, 3.3 assists and 2.2 steals.
The Owls finished last season 24-8, losing to USF in the Second Round (round of 64) NCAA Tournament. Their season kicks off against Kent State on November 13.