Holy crap.  Just when you thought you’d seen it all.  CBS and Turner Sports broadcaster Greg Anthony has reportedly been arrested Friday night as part of a prostitution bust according to the local ABC affiliate in Washington DC.  WJLA has a very brief story on their website that says Anthony is “currently in lockup.

Anthony was slated to call Michigan State at Maryland tomorrow for CBS Sports along with Ian Eagle.  There’s no word at this time on what CBS plans to do for the telecast.

Anthony won an NCAA Championship with UNLV in 1990 and spent over a decade in the NBA.  After his playing days, he’s forged a very successful national media career as a basketball analyst, first at ESPN and now at CBS and Turner.  In fact, Anthony just received the honor of calling his first Final Four last year in the broadcast booth with Jim Nantz.  He’s also been a part of a rotation of former players in the running to replace Steve Kerr as the top NBA game analyst at TNT.  Needless to say, that impressive television career is up in the air right now.

We’ve reached out to CBS for a comment and we’ll update as more information becomes available.

UPDATE: DC police confirmed the arrest to the AP:

District of Columbia police say CBS basketball analyst and former NBA player Greg Anthony has been arrested and charged with soliciting a prostitute.

Lt. Kelvin Cusick tells The Associated Press that Anthony was arrested at 5:46 p.m. on Friday. He said Saturday that Anthony faces a misdemeanor solicitation charge that’s punishable by up to 180 days in jail.

Cusick says the 47-year-old Anthony was released Friday evening. No further details were available.

UPDATE II: Anthony has been indefinitely suspended by CBS and will not work for the network again this season.

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