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Donte Whitner name change hearing set for Nov. 19

Texans 49ers Football AP

There was a report over the weekend that the ongoing shutdown of the federal government was delaying 49ers safety Donte Whitner’s bid to change his last name to Hitner.

You can blame the shutdown for the uninspected meat on your family’s dinner table or the fact that you can’t take the kids to Yellowstone, but Whitner’s name remains Whitner for other reasons. Whitner has filed a request to change his name in Ohio and Cam Inman of the Bay Area News Group reports that a hearing will be held on November 19 in Cayuhoga County Probate Court.

Should Whitner’s name change application be granted, he could have Hitner on the back of his jersey for the team’s November 25 game. Selling shirts and other apparel related to the Hitner name is front and center in the application filed in Ohio.

“The requested name change will be beneficial to applicant’s career as a professional football player and in other business ventures further, the requested name does not involve potential for fraud, will not interfere with the rights of others, will not permit the applicant to avoid legal duty, and is not contrary to the public policy of this state.”

Should Whitner become Hitner, he will have to buy back remaining replica jerseys with Whitner on them before he’s allowed to put the new name on the back of his jersey. If the benefits to his career and business sidelines are as big as the name change application suggests, that would be just a drop in the bucket for the impending free agent.

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21 Responses to “Donte Whitner name change hearing set for Nov. 19”
  1. n0hopeleft says: Oct 11, 2013 7:15 AM

    What a damn moron

  2. edgarcaetano says: Oct 11, 2013 7:21 AM

    Hitner sounds very close to Hitler

  3. george1859 says: Oct 11, 2013 7:35 AM

    Donte, please. You should change your name to Donte Iplaybehindwillisbowmansmith.

  4. buddysguys says: Oct 11, 2013 7:43 AM

    What a complete loser. Go get tased again idiot.

  5. crush22 says: Oct 11, 2013 7:47 AM

    Loser

  6. joetoronto says: Oct 11, 2013 7:57 AM

    “The requested name change will be beneficial to applicant’s career as a professional football player and in other business ventures further”

    Yes, only in his mind though, not ion reality.

  7. unclebluck says: Oct 11, 2013 8:11 AM

    Woomp…There it is!!

  8. jerruhjones says: Oct 11, 2013 8:16 AM

    Idiot.

  9. rcali says: Oct 11, 2013 8:28 AM

    Tool.

  10. jimthebuilder27 says: Oct 11, 2013 9:07 AM

    Such a narcissist. Changing his name because he likes to give big hits, just like Chad Johnson loved his jersey.

    Get a life guys.

  11. saintsfan1111 says: Oct 11, 2013 9:26 AM

    He should name himself “idiot”.

  12. wlubake says: Oct 11, 2013 9:28 AM

    Doesn’t he realize that Hitner is only one letter away from something that almost no one wants on their back? I had to do a double take. Clearly he didn’t have real P.R. support in this decision.

  13. 49erstim says: Oct 11, 2013 10:03 AM

    I am still NOT on board with this name change. Somebody needs to get in his ear. This screams of emotional unbalance.

  14. barbeaux says: Oct 11, 2013 10:27 AM

    What a man child.

  15. giantraiderwarrior says: Oct 11, 2013 10:32 AM

    DUMBASS!!!!

  16. braceyourselffor12 says: Oct 11, 2013 12:09 PM

    Hopefully it gives him time to change his mind. Let your physical style of play do the talking Donte.

  17. Mr. Wright 212 says: Oct 11, 2013 1:46 PM

    He needs to let it go. Does he also want to be reminded of how much of a liability he is in coverage? Because that is a more fitting name than getting heaps of praise for his late hits and catching guys off guard with blind side hits because he is too slow to make a play on the ball instead.

  18. vicnocal says: Oct 11, 2013 2:04 PM

    Will Whitner get a percentage of sales on the new Hitner jerseys? No? Then why does he have to buy the old Whitner jerseys?

  19. citynative says: Oct 12, 2013 2:40 AM

    Great to see Mr Wright212 and n0hopeleft on Niner articles again. I guess you must be bored watching your winless Giants play.

  20. Mr. Wright 212 says: Oct 12, 2013 2:04 PM

    citynative says: Oct 12, 2013 2:40 AM

    Great to see Mr Wright212 and n0hopeleft on Niner articles again. I guess you must be bored watching your winless Giants play.
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    I post on everything. Quit being defensive when people speak facts about your team. Notice how I nod away and agree with those hurling insults at mine. Learn something.

  21. adderal says: Oct 12, 2013 9:55 PM

    He’s been playing the pass way better so far this year. I don’t care what he changes his name to although it does seem to be a waste of time and money

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