Letter Around Hayes Continues to Draw Controversy

There continues to be more and more controversy about the letter that was produced by Lucille Hester, the so-called sister of Bob Hayes, the former Cowboy that was selected to go in the Hall of Fame on Saturday. Today’s Dallas Morning News has an update on the story:

Lucille Hester, the 69-year-old former school teacher who provided the “goosebump moment” of Bob Hayes’ Pro Football Hall of Fame election last weekend, tried Wednesday to answer thorny questions about type fonts. Hayes’ family members have questioned the validity of the letter she read to a national TV audience, noting in particular a “Bob Hayes” signature they say is obviously forged. But on Wednesday, the focus turned to the letter’s typeface. At The Dallas Morning News’ request, one of the world’s most noted typeface designers examined a photo of the purported Hayes letter, which was dated Oct. 29, 1999. Dutch designer Luc(as) de Groot said the letter’s typeface is “definitely Calibri,” which he designed for Microsoft in 2003. It was not available to the public until the debut of Microsoft Office 2007.


Enjoyed this post?
Subscribe to Cowboys Gab via RSS Feed or E-mail and receive daily news updates from us!

Submit to Digg  Stumble This Story  Share on Twitter  Post on Facebook  Post on MySpace  Add to del.icio.us  Bark It Up  Submit to Reddit  Fave on Technorati

Leave a Reply