Now, I don't mean to pick on you, but just think about what that would mean. Because it is not just a matter of Mark Harmon getting a two-week advance on a plane ticket.
For the record, let's recall that the children of Tom Harmon and actress Elyse Knox include son Mark (daughter-in-law Pam Dawber) and daughters Kristin Nelson (widow of deceased star Ricky Nelson) and Kelly Harmon (the famed WRIF model. Baby!). And the grandchildren include Tracy Nelson and the musical twins of "Nelson." And it (the Nelsons in particular) is a really complicated family history that is way beyond the scope of college football uniforms and numbers.
But the one way that you NEVER negotiate is to announce the decision and then ask for permission to do it. Unless it is a total lost cause, in which case that IS the story that I wondered about. If there has been a completed negotiation with the Harmon family, then they could have mentioned it.
Ahhh, my memories of the Kelly Harmon WRIF ads... Baby!