• Name change is statement for 49ers safety

    Summary of 2 articles · Updated Oct 2, 2013
    “The name change does have something to do with everything that is going on.” Until he gets clarity, he will be making the statement on the back of his jersey. 49ers safety Donte Whitner says he’s now Donte Hitner. Whitner has said he thinks he is expected to let receivers catch the ball under today’s rules, and that perhaps the league is saying to just play flag football.
    Source: ESPN.com
    • Hitner says he’ll pay for any remaining “Whitner” jerseys, within reason

      49ers safety Donte Whitner says he’s now Donte Hitner. Via CSNBayArea.com, Hitner said that his lawyer has taken the steps necessary to legally change the name. Hitner also is willing to do whatever it takes to placate the NFL. Within reason. Whenever a…

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