CBS and Turner Sports analyst Greg Anthony was arrested on Jan. 16 and charged with soliciting an undercover cop for a discreet sex act. Like most happily married men, Anthony probably did not believe he was cheating on his wife since he was paying for services rendered.
A newly released transcript reveals the brief verbal exchange between Anthony and the undercover cop posing as a prostitute whom he arranged to meet after responding to an ad in the escort section of Backpage.com.
Anthony met the prostitute at the DoubleTree hotel on Scott Circle, in room 805, shortly after leaving work at 5:45 p.m.
He was in town to announce an NCAA game for CBS sports.
The transcript reveals several instances when Anthony should have caught on that the hooker might be an undercover cop.
The prostitute was too formal. She repeatedly asked Anthony if he wanted to have "intercourse" for $80.
In reality, no self-respecting hooker would waste a john's time by repeating the same question over and over. And no hooker would utter the word "intercourse". The usage of that word alone should have set off alarm bells.
UC: How are you?
D1: Good and you?
UC: So $80 for intercourse
D1: Oh I don't wanna say all that
UC: I just need to know so I don't have surprises
D1: Oh just whatever
UC: So straight intercourse or blowjob
D1: Umm, yeah that's fine
UC: So $80 for sex
UC: You want me to dress up
D1: Oh yeah
At that point the undercover cop alerted officers to move in and arrest Anthony. After his arrest hit the evening news, CBS announced Anthony was suspended indefinitely.
"Greg Anthony will not be working again for CBS this season," said a CBS spokesman.
Anthony is married to Dr. Chere Lucas Anthony, a dermatologist. The couple have a 10-month old daughter together. Anthony has 3 grown children from a previous marriage.
"I made a mistake," Anthony said in a statement to the media following his release from jail. "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."
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