Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/3/11

PALO ALTO, CA - NOVEMBER 28: Andrew Luck #12 of the Stanford Cardinal runs with the ball during their game against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Stanford Stadium on November 28, 2009 in Palo Alto, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
There has been plenty of discussion the past few weeks -- much of it summarily dismissed in the locker rooms of the franchises most often mentioned -- about whether a team might purposely sabotage its season to gain the first overall selection in the 2012 NFL draft, and thus, the rights to Stanford quarterback and Heisman Trophy candidate Andrew Luck. For the most part, players and coaches -- who fret a lot more over cashing their next paychecks than about their team's next presumptive savior -- have denied even the potential for any such plot. For a moment, however, let's forget about the stuff that makes for good copy and the sinister suggestions that one of the league's bottom-feeders might actually scuttle its season for the dubious distinction of gaining the top pick. For the heck of it -- and maybe because the notion hasn't been discussed nearly as much as the sexier conspiracy theories -- how about this different monkey wrench tossed into the mix: What if Luck, widely rega...
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