Ex-player, NBA analyst arrested, charged with soliciting prostitute


greg-anthony-speakersFormer NBA player, CBS basketball analyst Greg Anthony was arrested, charged with soliciting a prostitute.

Anthony was arrested inside a room at a DoubleTree by Hilton hotel in downtown Washington, according to a police report obtained by AP.

The report said that Anthony was suspected of using a computer as part of the crime and that his arrest was part of an undercover operation targeting prostitution.

Following the incident, Anthony got indefinitely suspended by the CBS. The company’s spokeswoman said Anthony will not be working again for CBS this season.

Turner Sports also suspended the TV commentator and said it will have no further comment.

Greg Anthony issued a statement, apologizing to his wife, family and colleagues.

“I made a mistake,” he said. “With this lapse of judgment, I embarrassed many, including myself. 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, while police say he could face up to 90 days in jail if convicted. He worked as an in-studio and game analyst for ESPN from 2002 to 2008.

Anthony played in the NBA for 11 years, for New York Knicks, Vancouver Grizzlies, Seattle Supersonics, Portland TrailBlazers, Chicago Bulls and Milwaukee Bucks.

Anthony averaged 14.0 ppg and 6.9 apg in his most productive season as a starter for the Vancouver Grizzlies in 95-96. He holds career averages of 7.3 ppg and 4.0 apg in 757 career NBA games (227 started).



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