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Dak Prescott Is Being Accused Of Using A Machine To Sign Autographs

Is Dak Prescott using a machine to sign autographs?

ESPN's Darren Rovell is reporting that Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott is being accused of using a machine to sign autographs. According to Rovell, Beckett Grading Services is refusing to verify Prescott's signature in a recent card set from Panini.

Here's more, via ESPN, which interviewed Steve Grad of Beckett:

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."

Beckett has issued a notice on the cards as well.

Some inconsistencies with Dak Prescott’s signatures in the 2016 Panini Prizm Football caused them to be flagged by the Beckett Grading staff and now some in transit to collectors have been recalled by the card maker.

When the first 2016 Panini Prizm Dak Prescott autographs were received by BGS, staff noticed that something was off as the cards appeared to have been signed by an autopen or some form of mechanical means. Beckett Authentication’s Steve Grad noticed inconsistencies as well and the problem was brought to the attention of Panini.

It remains to be seen what consequences Prescott could face, if any. It's always possible he had no knowledge of the situation.

We'll keep you updated.