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Greg Anthony suspended by CBS, Turner after arrest in prostitution case

Greg Anthony is shown in this March 2,

Greg Anthony is shown in this March 2, 2010 file photo taken in New York. Credit: AP / Evan Agostini

CBS and Turner indefinitely suspended basketball analyst Greg Anthony on Saturday after he was arrested Friday on a charge of soliciting a prostitute.

Anthony, 47, is the lead analyst on CBS' college basketball telecasts, including during that network's and Turner's coverage of the NCAA Tournament. He also works for NBA TV.

"Greg Anthony will not be working again for CBS this season," the network said in a statement. "He has been suspended indefinitely."

Said Turner: "Greg Anthony has been suspended indefinitely and we will have no further comment at this time."

A District of Columbia police spokesman told The Associated Press that Anthony was arrested at 5:46 p.m. Friday and faces a misdemeanor solicitation charge punishable by up to 180 days in jail.

Anthony issued a statement that read, "I made a mistake. 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, who had been scheduled to analyze the Michigan State at Maryland game on Saturday, played 11 NBA seasons with six teams, including the Knicks.

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