CRIME

Basketball analyst Greg Anthony due back in court on prostitution charge

FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2015 file photo, basketball analyst Greg Anthony leaves the D.C. Superior Court in Washington. Anthony will have a soliciting prostitution charge dropped if he does 32 hours of community service and stays out of trouble for four months.  Anthony, his attorney and a prosecutor told a judge Wednesday that they had agreed to the deal, called a deferred prosecution agreement.  (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)

FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2015 file photo, basketball analyst Greg Anthony leaves the D.C. Superior Court in Washington. Anthony will have a soliciting prostitution charge dropped if he does 32 hours of community service and stays out of trouble for four months. Anthony, his attorney and a prosecutor told a judge Wednesday that they had agreed to the deal, called a deferred prosecution agreement. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)  (The Associated Press)

Basketball analyst Greg Anthony is due back in court in Washington on a charge of soliciting a prostitute.

Anthony pleaded not guilty to the charge earlier this month and is due in court for a hearing Wednesday.

Anthony is charged with soliciting a prostitute at a Washington hotel 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.