Imagine, if you would, the 32 clubs that comprise the National Football League making a vow not to pursue that speedy All-Pro wide receiver or mammoth defensive lineman -- both of whom have just become free agents.For those of us familiar with the altruistic and modest nature of professional athletes --like talking about themselves in the third person -- and the organizations they represent, that thought would be unfathomable, if not laughable.

Yet, according to reports, a similar scenario is unfolding within the three largest audit firms.

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