After it was first reported by ABC7 News, District of Columbia police confirmed that CBS basketball analyst and former NBA player Greg Anthony has been arrested and charged with soliciting a prostitute.
CBS announced Saturday morning that Anthony has been suspended indefinitely following his arrest on solicitation charges.
A CBS spokeswoman says “Greg Anthony will not be working again for CBS this season.”
ABC7’s D.C. Bureau chief Sam Ford broke the story Friday night and ABC7’s Jennifer Donelan confirmed further details from her sources.
Anthony was arrested at 5:46 p.m. on Friday. Saturday, Lt. Kelvin Cusick told The Associated Press that Anthony faces a misdemeanor solicitation charge that’s punishable by up to 180 days in jail.
Cusick says the 47-year-old Anthony was released Friday evening. No further details were available.
According to the NCAA website, Anthony was scheduled to announce the Michigan State-Maryland men’s basketball game Saturday in nearby College Park, Maryland.
The guard played 11 seasons, with six teams, from 1991-92 to 2001-02, including the New York Knicks and Portland Trail Blazers.
He averaged 7.3 points per game over his career.