Company accuses Dak Prescott of using machine to sign autographs

Company accuses Dak Prescott of using machine to sign autographs

Company accuses Dak Prescott of using machine to sign autographs

As reported by ESPN's Darren Rovell, there is a rumor (accusation?) making the rounds that says Prescott, the star QB of the Dallas Cowboys, used a signature machine to leave his mark on memorabilia. Below, are two cards supposedly signed by hand by Prescott, one of which is not being fully authenticated by Beckett. While it wouldn't be the first time that a player got suspended by the National Football League for off-field actions, this would be new territory for the commissioner's office to have to deal with. You could see the starts and stops", said Steve Grad, principal authenticator of Beckett Grading Services."I immediately knew they were autopen. Selling faked autographs could be seen as committing fraud.

The company that caught McKinley's fake signatures was Panini, which also produced the Prescott card set in question. Grad told ESPN he's never heard of an athlete using the machine.

The evaluating company, Beckett Grading Services, will not verify Prescott's signature in a recent card set.

Prescott is not the first athlete to have this come into question.

It's hardly the first time Panini has been accused of either shoddy work or shady practices. In May, Panini made it known that they had found cards from Falcons' first-round draft pick Takkarist Mckinley that were not actually signed by him. If these latest claims about Panini and Dak Prescott turn out to be true, there could soon be some Dallas Cowboys rumors about the league looking to take action.

Panini told customers to return the cards in exchange for ones with authentic autographs.

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