Documents give details of Anthony’s arrest
WASHINGTON (AP) — Court documents have revealed new details about the prostitution arrest of basketball analyst and former NBA player Greg Anthony in Washington.
Court documents describe the conversation Anthony had with an undercover officer before his arrest Jan. 16 at a Washington hotel. The documents show the undercover officer told Anthony that intercourse would cost $80. Asked if he wanted her to “dress up,” he responded “oh yeah,” the court documents say.
The documents also explain more about how Anthony wound up in room 805 of the DoubleTree by Hilton hotel. Anthony responded to an escort ad authorities placed in the escort section of the classifieds website Backpage.com, a court document says.
Anthony, 47, was suspended by CBS and Turner Sports following his arrest.
He issued a statement at the time in which he apologized to his wife, family and colleagues, calling his actions a “mistake” and “lapse of judgment.”
Before his arrest, Anthony had been scheduled to announce a basketball game between Michigan State and Maryland in College Park, Maryland, which is near Washington. 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. In college he was on the UNLV team that won the 1990 NCAA tournament, with teammates Larry Johnson and Stacey Augmon.
Anthony’s next court appearance is scheduled for Feb. 2. Police say he could face up to 90 days in jail if convicted of the prostitution solicitation charge.