CBS, Turner Suspend Greg Anthony Indefinitely After D.C. Arrest

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Greg Anthony has been suspended indefinitely by CBS Corp. and Turner Broadcasting System Inc. following his Jan. 16 arrest for soliciting a prostitute.

Anthony, a college basketball analyst for the network and former player for professional teams including the New York Knicks and Portland Trail Blazers, “will not be working again for CBS this season,” according to a Jan. 17 e-mail from CBS. He also has been suspended indefinitely from Turner’s sports coverage, the company confirmed in an e-mail. Turner is a unit of Time Warner Inc.

Anthony was arrested at 5:46 p.m. at the DoubleTree hotel in downtown Washington, according to a written report by the Metropolitan Police Department. The arrest came as part of an undercover sting operation, said Officer Hugh Carew, an MPD spokesman.

Police charged Anthony with solicitation of prostitution, which is punishable by up to 180 days in jail, Carew said. Anthony was processed and released. He used a computer in the incident, according to the report.

“I made a mistake,” Anthony said in a Jan. 17 statement. “I apologize to my colleagues and business partners, but most of all to my wife and my family.”

“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.”

NBA Career

Before joining CBS, Anthony was a point guard in the National Basketball Association, playing for six teams in his 12-season career. He was drafted by the Knicks in 1991 after attending the University of Nevada at Las Vegas, which won the NCAA basketball national championship in 1990.

Anthony was scheduled to announce the Michigan State University men’s game against the University of Maryland on Jan. 17 in College Park, Maryland, according to CBS. He also contributes to Yahoo! Inc.’s sports coverage as a college basketball analyst.