Name change is statement for 49ers safety
October 2, 2013 at 3:00 PM • Comments
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Donte Whitner is putting his name on it.Make no mistake, there is no coincidence to the timing of the San Francisco 49ers' hard-hitting safety changing his name to Donte Hitner. He said Wednesday that his attorney has filed paperwork in Ohio to make the name change legal, something he hopes is done in time for Sunday's home game against Houston so he can have "Hitner" on his jersey. However, he said it likely will not be done in time.