MARCUS VICK had better get off Twitter and get on the stick.

Last month, Vick made news when he tweeted that the Eagles should trade his older brother Michael.

Now, Marcus is making news again.

On Monday, he failed to show up in Montgomery County (Va.) Circuit Court to explain why he can't pay a promissory note that was part of a civil case settlement in 2008.

His lawyer, Jimmy Turk, said that Marcus, who lives in Atlanta, thought the court date was Tuesday.

The bottom line is that Vick now has 4 days to divulged his financial situation. If he doesn't, he'll spend 5 days in New River Valley Jail in Dublin, Va., beginning Dec. 10.

Wonder if they allow inmates to tweet?

According to Kris Olin, who represents Barbara Ferguson, Vick has not paid his client any of the $40,000 promissory note, which has ballooned to $90,000 because of interest and attorney's fees.

Vick reportedly agreed to pay the note in order to settle a $6.3 million lawsuit filed in 2008 by "Jane Doe," who claimed she suffered psychological trauma due to a 2-year relationship with Vick that started when she was 15 and he was 19.

Olin would not confirm that Ferguson is "Jane Doe," but told the Roanoke Times in February that "I think you can probably put two and two together."

Price is right

We don't think it was Notre Dame Harvey, but apparently an anonymous alum has made a sizable donation that will allow students to purchase tickets to the BCS national championship game for half the $300 price.

The top-ranked Irish take on No. 2 Alabama in Miami on Jan. 7.

The school would not divulge the donor or the amount of the donation.

Baseball history

On this date, 69 years ago, then-baseball commissioner Kenesaw "Mountain" Landis announced that teams could sign black players.