Greg Anthony arrested in D.C.

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Sunday, January 18, 2015

WASHINGTON -- CBS basketball analyst and former NBA player Greg Anthony was arrested Friday night and charged with soliciting a prostitute.

Anthony was arrested inside a room at a DoubleTree by Hilton hotel in downtown Washington just before 6 p.m. Friday, according to a police report obtained by The Associated Press.

The report also 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.

Anthony was suspended indefinitely by CBS following his arrest. A CBS spokeswoman said: "Greg 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.''

Anthony, 47, issued a statement Saturday 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.''

Metropolitan police Lt. Kelvin Cusick said Anthony was released from custody Friday evening. Police say he could face up to 90 days in jail if convicted.

Anthony had been scheduled to announce the Michigan State-Maryland men's basketball game Saturday in nearby College Park, Maryland.

Anthony worked as an in-studio and game analyst for ESPN from 2002 to '08.

The guard played 11 seasons, with six teams, from 1991 to 2002, including the New York Knicks and Portland Trail Blazers.

He averaged 7.3 points per game over his career.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.