Sad demise for Greg Anthony

Last March, Greg Anthony’s broadcast career hits its zenith. He was set to be an analyst on his first Final Four for CBS.

Anthony’s personal life also appeared to be on a high. He and his wife Cheree were expecting the birth of new baby. During an interview with me, Anthony hoped he wouldn’t have to miss any tournament games.

“It has added some anxiety,” Anthony said at the time.  “I want everyone to be healthy. But by the same token, I want to be there (for the birth of the baby) and not have to miss any NCAA assignments. We’ll have to play it by ear.”

It turns out his new daughter had a good sense of timing, allowing Anthony to call all the games. On the bio of his Twitter page, he writes about his priorities:

“CBS Sports, Turner Sports and Yahoo Sports! But I truly have only one job…Proud Father! instagram: GregAnthony50”


Now you only can imagine the pain Anthony’s wife and children are experiencing after he was arrested Friday for soliciting a prostitute in DC.

“Greg Anthony will not be working again for CBS this season,” A CBS spokeswoman said Saturday. Turner Sports also suspended the TV commentator and said it “will have no further comment.”

You can figure the suspensions will be permanent. You can’t put an analyst on telecasts talking about college kids with that on his record. Don’t think the NCAA will approve of that kind of role model.

There’s nothing I hate more than someone blowing a career because an incredible lapse of judgment. Last March, he had everything going for him. Now, it’s all gone.





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