San Francisco 49ers safety Donte Whitner was fined $21,000 for an illegal hit Thursday night against St. Louis. Instead of paying the fine quietly, he’s decided to do something more logical. That’s right, he’s legally changing his name.
It's official...The W is being removed from my last name from Whitner to Hitner...GM— TWHITNER (@DonteWhitner) October 2, 2013
Sweet idea, Bro. Seems like this plan has been thoroughly vetted. That FOR SURE doesn’t sound like that one guy everyone hates. If this doesn’t swing public opinion, nothing will.