Basketball analyst Greg Anthony was arrested on Friday for soliciting a prostitute.
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The unfortunate turn of events for basketball analyst Greg Anthony continues after it was announced that he has been suspended from CBS.
A CBS spokesperson said on Saturday that Anthony has been suspended indefinitely, less than a day after he was arrested in Washington, D.C., on a charge of soliciting prostitution.
“Greg Anthony will not be working again for CBS this season,” the spokesperson said in an email to Reuters.
Anthony was arrested Friday evening after “making an agreement for sexual favors,” according to Washington’s Metropolitan Police Department.
Anthony issued an apology on Saturday to his wife, family and colleagues, saying he made a mistake.
“With this lapse of judgment, I embarrassed many, including myself,” he said. “I will work to regain the trust that I have lost, and the first step is saying that I am sorry.”
Anthony was released from custody on Friday evening. The Associated Press reported that Anthony is facing a misdemeanor solicitation charge that is punishable up to 180 days in jail. He was originally scheduled to announce the college basketball game between Michigan State and Maryland Saturday in College Park, Maryland.
In 1992, Anthony was drafted with the 12th pick of the NBA Draft out of the University of Nevada-Las Vegas by the New York Knicks. In an 11-year NBA career he played for the Knicks, Vancouver Grizzlies, Seattle SuperSonics, Portland Trail Blazers, Chicago Bulls and Milwaukee Bucks. In 1990, Anthony and the UNLV Runnin’ Rebels defeated the Duke Blue Devils to win the NCAA Championship.
He has served as a basketball analyst since 2002.