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Donte Whitner changes name to 'Hitner'

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07:32 PM ET 10.02 | San Francisco 49ers safety Donte Whitner is considering dropping the W from his last name so it'd officially be Hitner. It all started with Donte Whitner selling t-shirts with "Legal Hinter" across it. The shirt references his hit on St. Louis Rams wide receiver Chris Givens, which was illegal and resulted in him being fined. Hitner hopes that the change can go in to effect as soon as possible and have the change reflected on the back of his jersey, but that could take some time.

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October 3, 2013  12:36 AM ET

This is lame.

October 3, 2013  01:10 AM ET

I'll take "Egotism" for $500, Alex.

October 3, 2013  01:11 AM ET

Whatever dude.

October 3, 2013  01:29 AM ET

If he wants to change his name to Hitner, why does FS say he was selling shirts that say "Legalize Hinter"?

Is he looking to move into the Jeopardy! arena?

October 3, 2013  02:08 AM ET

GGGGGGGGGGMen!!! jETS!

October 3, 2013  04:48 AM ET

I did a double-take. I thought he wanted to change his name to "Hitler" ....

October 3, 2013  06:37 AM ET

FanSided spells worse than I do!!!

October 3, 2013  06:40 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

FanSided spells worse than I do!!!

FanSided is horibel.

October 3, 2013  06:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

I did a double-take. I thought he wanted to change his name to "Hitler" ....

Little known fact: Hitler changed his name from Hitner, because it sounded too mean.

October 3, 2013  06:53 AM ET

Well, well, aren't you a clever young man.
Now go finish your homework and then get your Jammie's on, it's almost bedtime.

October 3, 2013  08:05 AM ET

Prima Donna...

October 3, 2013  08:25 AM ET

Hitlers father changed the familly name from Schicklgruber to Hitler. Not sure if this was because Schicklgruber didnt fit on a jersey in those days... after he was cut he was so ticked.. he invaded Poland. - little known historical fact.

October 3, 2013  08:43 AM ET

There's too much White in his name I guess

October 3, 2013  08:45 AM ET

shades of Ochocinco...

October 3, 2013  09:12 AM ET

He's a wife beater? Might want to rethink that last name....

October 3, 2013  09:17 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

shades of Ochocinco...

beat me to it.....

October 3, 2013  09:19 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

He's a wife beater? Might want to rethink that last name....

and so is Ocho Cinco......maybe them to ought to get together they have a lot in common

October 3, 2013  09:32 AM ET

That'll just make him a target for more fines. Any hit he does that's borderline will just get him fined because of reputation and his stupid new name.

October 3, 2013  09:42 AM ET

In the NFL he would have to purchase all of the jerseys and effects that bear his name before he could change his name.

 
October 3, 2013  10:00 AM ET

For a guy who only averages about 60 tackles a yr. he ain't hitting that many people.

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