Former NBA player Greg Anthony
Former NBA player Greg Anthony (R) and writer John Ridley, participants in the new TV Land show "That's What I'm Talking About," attend a panel discussion at a Television Critics Association press tour in Pasadena, California, January 11, 2006. The show, a three-part Black History Month salute, takes a look at African Americans in media, entertainment and society. Reuters

Former National Basketball Association (NBA) player Greg Anthony was arrested in Washington, D.C. on Friday on charges of solicitation of a prostitute after a sting operation. Anthony, who is currently a sports analyst for the CBS Sports channel in the United States, is reportedly in a lock-up as reported by ABC7 News.

ABC 7 News in Washington D.C. is reporting that CBS Sports Analyst Greg Anthony has been arrested for allegedly soliciting a prostitute. The arrest came as part of a sting operation.

The official Twitter account of the channel confirmed the report.

#BreakingNews: CBS sports anchor Greg Anthony arrested for solicitation of a prostitute in D.C. sting operation.

— ABC7News (@ABC7News) January 17, 2015

@ABC7Sam was first w/info that cbs sportscaster greg Anthony locked up at 2nd district for solicitation of a prostitute. My sources confirm — Jennifer Donelan (@ABC7Jennifer) January 17, 2015

The 47-year-old Anthony, who is from Las Vegas, Nevada, played for various franchises in the National Basketball Association (NBA) including the New York Knicks, Vancouver Grizzlies, Seattle SuperSonics, Portland Trail Blazer, Chicago Bulls and Milwaukee Bucks.

After his retirement from the NBA, Anthony worked as an analyst for ESPN for their NBA coverage. He also joined the CBS Sports crew as college basketball analyst in 2008 and was also part of the YES Network team for the Brooklyn Nets coverage. Anthony will work as analyst on the scheduled Michigan State-Maryland college basketball match-up on CBS on Saturday.

Ian Eagle and Greg Anthony will call the Michigan State-Maryland game for CBS on Saturday. Mark Wolff produces; Bob Fishman directs.

— John Ourand (@Ourand_SBJ) January 15, 2015

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