Donte Whitner Is Changing His Last Name to 'Hitner'

By Nicholas Jervey on October 2, 2013 at 12:47p
I dunno about this one, Donte... (photo from Getty)

Donte Whitner, former Buckeye and 49ers player, really hates being fined for hits he thinks are legal, so much so that he's willing to change his name in protest.

Whitner is appealing a $21,000 fine for a hit he put on St. Louis's Chris Givens on Sunday, and had previously put out support for a 'Legal Hitner' line of t-shirts. After teasing it yesterday, he apparently went through with it today:

This is maybe the third craziest pro athlete name change of all time, but at least Mama approved it first.

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