After ABC7 breaks news of solicitation arrest in D.C., basketball analyst Greg Anthony suspended by CBS

Greg Anthony attends the premiere of 'Winning Time: Reggie Miller VS The New York Knicks' at the Ziegfeld Theatre on Tuesday, March 2, 2010 in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)

WASHINGTON (WJLA/AP) - 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."

Turner Sports also suspended the TV commentator and says it "will have no further comment."

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.

A police report shows that Anthony was arrested inside a room at a DoubleTree by Hilton hotel at 1515 Rhode Island NW in downtown Washington, less than a mile from the White House.

The police report says Anthony, 47, is suspected of using a computer as part of the crime.

Anthony 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."

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 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.

In the NBA, Anthony played 11 seasons with six teams from 1991-92 to 2001-02, including the New York Knicks and Portland Trail Blazers. The guard and defensive specialist averaged 7.3 points per game.

In college he was on the UNLV team that won the 1990 NCAA tournament, with teammates Larry Johnson and Stacey Augmon.