Backpage is a kinda known spot where people go for loving. It is similar to Craigslist in set up, except most people aren’t going there for jobs or to shop for cheap items. Backpage has a section devoted to escorts where men and women post their services for people who may be looking for company. Most are coded in a way as to not arouse law enforcement. However, sometimes, police outfits set up stings to nail potential johns looking for a good time. Now former CBS analyst and former NBA star point guard, Greg Anthony was caught up in such a sting earlier this month, and the details are now coming to light.
It turns out, DC undercover officers were responding to complaints of prostitution activity on the 1500 block of Rhode Island Ave in northwest DC according to charging documents submitted to the DC Superior Court. Anthony responded to an ad posted on Backpage by an undercover officer for the Human Trafficking Unit. He was in DC to call a University of Maryland game against Michigan State.
The officer arrived at Anthony’s room at a Doubletree Hotel and, after some negotiations, Anthony agreed to pay $80 for sex with the woman. At this point, the officer signaled for the arrest team to move in and Anthony was apprehended. He was charged with misdemeanor solicitation for prostitution.
Anthony, a father of four and lives in Florida with is wife. CBS has announced that he is suspended indefinitely from commentating on any of their games this season. He is scheduled to appear in court on February 2nd for soliciting a prostitute off of Backpage.