Greg Anthony, considered by many the best NBA analyst, was by fired by CBS and Turner after his arrest for alleged solicitation of a prostitute, the New York Daily News reported yesterday. Both CBS and Turner announced yesterday that Anthony will no longer by employed by them.
“For Anthony this is a huge fall — one of the biggest in sports broadcasting. The words ‘indefinitely’ and ‘this season’ should not be mistaken as a code for ‘wiggle room.’ Anthony will not be coming back to work the tournament. He’s through, finished. Sources would not comment as to whether he would even return in 2016,” the Daily News reported about the firing of Greg Anthony.
“The 47-year-old was arrested at 5:47 p.m. Friday,” BuzzFeed News reported.
“Police initially held Anthony at the District Two police station, but by early Saturday morning he had been released. He has been charged with suspicion of soliciting prostitution, Cusick said.”
Greg Anthony had worked for ESPN starting in 2002, then later moved on to his role as analyst for CBS and Turner. The arrest of Greg Anthony caused the loss of employment and could also lead to 180 days in jail if he’s convicted.
Greg Anthony was arrested for allegedly soliciting a prostitute in Washington D.C., the Inquisitr reported yesterday. Anthony played for the UNLV Runnin’ Rebels in college and was drafted by the New York Knicks of the NBA. Greg Anthony played for six different teams in the NBA in 11 years.
“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,” the Inquisitr reported.
“On December 13, 2008, Anthony made his debut as a college basketball analyst for CBS Sports, replacing Clark Kellogg, who was promoted to lead commentator. Anthony agreed to be a color commentator for the YES Network covering the Brooklyn Nets for the 2012-2013 season alongside Ian Eagle, Mike Fratello, and Jim Spanarkel,” Wikipedia reports about Greg Anthony’s sports media career.
“In 2014, Greg Anthony and Clark Kellogg swapped their respective roles at CBS Sports, with Anthony moving to the broadcast booth as a lead commentator and Kellogg returning to his previous role as a studio analyst.”
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