Anthony, 47, issued a statement Saturday apologizing to his wife, family and colleagues.
“I made a mistake,” he said. “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.”
Anthony was arrested on a charge of soliciting a prostitute inside a room at a DoubleTree by Hilton hotel in downtown Washington just before 6 p.m. Friday, according to a Metropolitan Police Department report.
The report also said that Anthony was suspected of using a computer as part of the crime, and that his arrest was part of an undercover operation targeting prostitution.
Metropolitan Police Lt. Kelvin Cusick said Anthony was released from custody Friday evening. Police say he could face up to 90 days in jail if convicted.
Anthony had been scheduled to announce the Michigan State-Maryland men’s basketball game Saturday in nearby College Park, Maryland.
Anthony is a former NBA player for six teams over 11 seasons. He played college ball at UNLV which won the 1990 NCAA tournament, with teammates Larry Johnson and Stacey Augmon.