Greg Anthony Arrested: CBS Sports Analyst Allegedly Caught With Prostitute In Washington, D.C.

Greg Anthony has reportedly been arrested in Washington, D.C., and charged with solicitation of a prostitute, just hours before the CBS Sports analyst was set to broadcast a major college basketball game.

Though details of the arrest were still scarce, police in Washington said that Anthony was caught in a vice sting operation late Friday night. He was reportedly being held in lockup in the early morning hours on Saturday.

Anthony first gained fame as the starting point guard for the iconic UNLV Runnin’ Rebels teams of the late ’80s and early ’90s. After college, he was picked No. 12 in the NBA draft, joining the New York Knicks.

Greg Anthony played in the NBA from 1991 to 2002, and after retiring, went to work as an NBA commentator on ESPN and ABC. In 2008, he moved to CBS Sports and shifted to college basketball, and in 2013 he became the network’s lead college basketball analyst.

Anthony has also been active in politics, at one time aspiring to be the first black U.S. Senator from Nevada. Though Anthony said he is now focused on his television career, he still remained politically active, publicly endorsing Barack Obama for president in 2008 and then Mitt Romney in 2012.

“I think it’s a responsibility we have as citizens to be active participants, not necessarily just running for office but being engaged in what’s going on,” he said in an interview with Newsday last April. “So absolutely I still stay involved.”

Before his arrest for allegedly soliciting a prostitute, Greg Anthony was slated to work the Michigan State vs. Maryland game on CBS Saturday. CBS Sports did not issue a statement in the hours after Anthony’s arrest, and it’s not immediately clear what the network intends to do for Saturday’s game.