Last night Greg Anthony was arrested for soliciting a prostitute in Washington DC. He was scheduled to call Maryland-Michigan State today for CBS along with Ian Eagle, but he won’t be calling that game. Nor will he be calling any games for the rest of the season for CBS. Anthony has been suspended indefinitely by the network according to a CBS spokesperson.
“Greg Anthony will not be working again for CBS this season. He has been suspended indefinitely.”
Anthony’s suspension for the rest of the season means Jim Nantz will have a new broadcast partner once again for the Final Four. Nantz called the Final Four with Anthony and Steve Kerr, who is now coaching with the Golden State Warriors. CBS says Jim Spanarkel will call the game with Eagle today.
As far as Anthony’s other employer, Turner Sports, we’ve reached out to them for a statement on Anthony’s status. More on the situation as information becomes available.
UPDATE: Turner Sports has issued a statement of their own, also suspending Anthony indefinitely…
“Greg Anthony has been suspended indefinitely and we will have no further comment at this time.”
UPDATE II: And here’s the first statement from Anthony himself:
“I made a mistake,” he said. “With this lapse of judgment, I embarrassed many, including myself. I will work to regain the trust that I have lost, and the first step is saying that I am sorry.”