Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott has been accused of faking autographs, according to a report from ESPN. Beckett Grading Services has refused to verify the authenticity of Prescott’s signature on a set of cards due to the fact it looks like it was machine-generated.
The lack of natural flow associated with organic signatures led to Grad's conclusion that they were done by autopen, a machine that politicians have used to sign documents in bulk since the late 1950s.
"I immediately knew they were autopen," Grad said. "I've never heard of a modern athlete doing this."
A number of Cowboys players have gotten in trouble recently. In addition to this Prescott issue and the arrest of Dallas linebacker Damien Wilson on Tuesday, here’s a recap of what else has been going on.
Former Eagles corner Nolan Carroll was arrested for DWI on Memorial Day. Ezekiel Elliott is still under investigation for a past incident and could face discipline from the league. David Irving, one of the Cowboys’ best pass rushers, didn’t get in legal trouble but he got hit with a four-game suspension for a PED violation. So much for #culture.
Certainly not a great look for Dallas.
Funny enough, Prescott isn’t the only NFC East quarterback involved in a memorabilia scandal. Eli Manning has reportedly been accused of selling phony game-worn gear.
Let’s hope Carson Wentz doesn’t join the club. I severely doubt he will.