Larry Muno, the agent for holdout Tory Nixon, said tonight he is "extremely disappointed" with Washington Redskins owner Jack Kent Cooke's request that Muno and/or Nixon come to Carlisle to negotiate the rookie cornerback's contract.
"Two days (the length of practice time Nixon has missed) is not an impasse," Muno said tonight from his home in Los Angeles. "If (General Manager) Bobby Beathard and I had been allowed to do this thing together, we probably would have gotten this done."
Muno said he planned to talk with Nixon tonight and get back to Beathard Monday. Muno told Beathard that Nixon would not come to Carlisle until an agreement has been reached.
He also said Nixon, the 33rd player selected in the draft, will not budge from his contract demand of a little more than $1 million over four years, including a signing bonus of about $275,000. The Redskins are offering about $900,000.
"This is not crazy time," Muno said. "It's a very reasonable amount of money, and it's our bottom figure. We're not moving."
The strange saga of rookie wide receiver Jamie Harris continued to unfold today when he called Beathard to apologize for walking out of training camp.
"Jamie was completely wrong and is asking for one more chance," said his agent, Phil Tannenbaum.
The Redskins aren't sure if he'll get that chance. Beathard told Harris, the Redskins' seventh-round draft choice who left camp Friday, that the team has withdrawn its $335,000 offer. It would pay him only the minimum allowed by the players' collective bargaining agreement -- if it decides to take him back.
The Redskins had the day off, except for evening meetings . . . More veterans, including quarterback Joe Theismann, running back George Rogers and the receivers, are expected in Monday.