Basketball analyst Greg Anthony pleads not guilty to soliciting prostitute charge

WASHINGTON (AP) — Basketball analyst Greg Anthony is pleading not guilty to a charge of soliciting a prostitute.

Anthony's lawyer entered the plea on his behalf during an appearance in D.C. Superior Court on Monday. Anthony, who is scheduled to return to court Feb. 11, declined comment after the hearing.

Anthony is charged with soliciting a prostitute at a Washington hotel on Jan. 16. Court documents say he responded to an escort ad authorities placed on the classifieds website Backpage.com.

The 47-year-old former NBA player was suspended by CBS and Turner Sports following his arrest. Anthony apologized in a statement to his wife, family and colleagues, calling his actions a "lapse of judgment."

Anthony had been in the nation's capital to announce a basketball game between Michigan State and Maryland in suburban Washington.

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