Temple basketball star Khalif Wyatt has gotten himself into a lot of trouble. There are several news stations in the Philadelphia area reporting that Wyatt, was among 28 people arrested in a two-day prostitution sting in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
It is alleged that Wyatt solicited an undercover officer posing as a prostitute, then attempted to flee before being apprehended. Wyatt was already going to be charged with engaging in prostitution, but due to him attempting to flee the scene he will also be charged with resisting arrest.
It seems that Wyatt was in Atlantic City celebrating his 21st birthday from what some news agencies are reporting from his Twitter account, what a way to ring in becoming a man able to buy your own liquor. Popped for soliciting a prostitute with a few days of turning 21 years old.
Wyatt is a 6-4 shooting guard originally form Norristown, Pa., and was a second team all-Atlantic 10 selection last season as a member of the Owls. His average of 17.1 points per game was fourth best in the conference. Well with all of that his basketball career may hit huge bump in the road going into his senior year. Regardless of what you think about the concept of paying for sex, the fact is getting caught is something that is hard to live down. Even if this kid makes it to the NBA he is always going to have this hanging over him, and teams may not even take a shot on him for fear of what he will do with the money. Can you imagine the kid with millions and in a city like New York or Los Angeles where prostitution is abundant?
Being that the kid plays college sports it is fairly safe to say that he doesn’t have issues getting women, and was probably just a little drunk and being lazy in Atlantic City. There aren’t any details how the proposition went down, but it seems like Wyatt was not thinking with the right head and it could cost him his scholarship and possible NBA career. Khalif Wyatt welcome to the Hall of Fail.