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CBS Suspends Sports Analyst Greg Anthony After Arrest

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Updated Sunday, Jan. 18, 9:16 a.m. EST: CBS has suspended sports basketball analyst Greg Anthony indefinitely, a representative said Saturday, a day after he was arrested in Washington, D.C., on a charge of soliciting prostitution, according to Reuters.

"Greg Anthony will not be working again for CBS this season," the rep said in an email.

The suspension comes after Anthony, 47, was arrested late Friday after making an agreement for sexual favors, according to Washington's Metropolitan Police Department, the report says.

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Earlier:

Former New York Knicks guard and CBS basketball analyst Greg Anthony was arrested in Washington, D.C., for soliciting a prostitute.

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According to the Associated Press, Anthony, who was in the area to announce the Michigan State-Maryland basketball game Saturday in nearby College Park, Md., was arrested at 5:46 p.m. Friday and was released later the same day. Lt. Kelvin Cusick told AP that Anthony "faces a misdemeanor solicitation charge that's punishable by up to 180 days in jail."

The 47-year-old Anthony played "11 seasons, with six teams, from 1991-92 to 2001-02, including the New York Knicks and Portland Trail Blazers," according to AP.

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He averaged 7.3 points per game over the course of his career and has carved out a promising career since his retirement as a respected CBS analyst. No announcement was made on whether or not Anthony would still announce the college basketball game on CBS.

Read more at the Associated Press.