Found October 03, 2013 on Sportress of Blogitude:
The big news on the “NFL Player Who Might Be Changing His Name For Marketing Purposes” front — okay, the only news — this week has been San Francisco 49ers hard-hitting safety Donte Whitner claiming on Twitter that he intends to legally change his name to “Donte Hitner” as perhaps some kind of ill-conceived protest […]The post 49ers post image of what Donte Whitner’s ‘Hitner’ jersey would look like (photo) appeared first on Sportress of Blogitude.

Donte Whitner selling t-shirts to pay for his fine

According to Black Sports Online,  49ers safety Donte Whitner plans on selling some t-shirts that says “Hitner” on them to help pay for the $21,000 fine he received from the NFL for his helmet to helmet hit on Rams wide receiver Chris Givens.   Whitner also talked about changing his name to “Hitner.” Need NFL Tickets? Loading... ZergNet The post Donte Whitner...

Donte Whitner says he might pay Nike for any remaining jerseys once he changes his name

49ers safety Donte Whitner told that he’ll talk with Nike about purchasing the jerseys that have Whitner on the back of them when he officialyl changes his name to “hitner.”  But it all depends on how much they want. He said there will be talks with Nike about their inventory of No. 31 uniforms with “Whitner” on the back. He said he would be willing to pay...

Donte Whitner changes his last name to Hitner

San Francisco 49ers safety Donte Whitner asked his mom, then went ahead and legally changed his last name to Hitner. Bold move right there.

Donte Whitner has to pay Nike before changing jersey name

It appears Donte Whitner's plan to change his last name to "Hitner" is more complicated than he originally thought. In case you missed it, the San Francisco 49ers safety vowed to legally change his name to Hitner after the NFL slapped him with a $21,000 fine for an illegal hit against the Buffalo Bills. Now, Whitner wants to get his new last name on the back of...

Donte Whitner’s Name Change Could Be Quite Costly

Earlier this week, San Francisco 49ers safety Donte Whitner announced he would be legally changing his name to Donte “Hitner”. That’s all fine and dandy, except Nike, which now licenses all NFL gear, gets a say in Whitner’s personal re-branding. Specifically, the corporation requires him to purchase all remaining inventory with his old name before they’ll approve any merchandise...

Donte Whitner changing name after getting fined for hit

San Francisco 49ers safety Donte Whitner was not happy about being fined $21,000 by the league for a hit he made in last Thursday's game. So, as a symbol of protest, Whitner decided to change his last name to "Hitner" and is selling t-shirts bearing the message "#LegalHitner" to help spread the word. Whitner said he followed through with the idea only...

Donte Whitner is changing his last name to ‘Hitner.’ WAIT… oh OK, never mind

49ers safety Donte Whitner has filed the necessary paperwork to legally change his last name. To what, you may ask? From SF Gate: After tweeting his intent this morning to legally change his last name to “Hitner,” Whitner, who is known for his physical style, confirmed in the locker room that, yes, he’s quite serious about removing the “W” from his last name. In fact, on...

Whitner fined $21,000 for hit against Rams

San Francisco strong safety Donte Whitner learned Tuesday he was being fined $21,000 for his hit on St. Louis Rams' wide receiver Chris Givens in the end zone with just under six minutes to play in Thursday's 35-11 49ers victory. Whitner said he would appeal the stiff penalty and has made up T-shirts with (hash)LegalHitner on the front that he will sell to drum up support...

Donte Whitner Legally Changing Last Name to Hitner

Donte Whitner has made no secret that he is not happy with being fined over his hits. He even took to selling “Legal Hitner” shirts to pay for fines. Now he has a new idea and its to legally change his last name to Hitner. It's official…The W is being removed from my last name from Whitner to Hitner…GM — TWHITNER (@DonteWhitner) October 2, 2013 This worked out for...

Donte Whitner claims he’s legally changing name to ‘Donte Hitner’

San Francisco 49ers safety Donte Whitner is unhappy with the NFL for fining him $21,000 for his hit on St. Louis Rams wide receiver Chris Givens last Thursday. Whitner felt the hit was legal, and he has since created T-shirts that read “Legal Hitner” as a way of protesting the decision and having a little […]

49ers safety: I'm now Donte Hitner

San Francisco 49ers safety Donte Whitner who has revealed he was fined $21000 by the league for a hit during last Thursday night's victory over the St. Louis Rams said Wednesday he's dropping the "W" from his last name. "I actually put the paperwork in yesterday afternoon. Just waiting to get the paperwork out" he said in a conference call with the Houston...

Photo: 49ers unveil Donte 'Hitner' prototype jersey

On Wednesday, San Francisco 49ers safety Donte Whitner announced plans to change his last name to "Hitner" as a sign of protest for having to pony up $21,000 as a fine for big hit. Now, it seems as though the 49ers are playing along, as evidenced by their willingness to unveil this Hitner prototype jersey via Twitter last Wednesday night. So, for all the curious...

49ers Safety Donte Whitner Legally Changing Name to ‘Donte Hitner’ After Fine, Makes T-Shirts (Photo)

San Francisco 49ers safety Donte Whitner is pissed at the NFL for fining him for a big hit he laid on Rams receiver Chris Givens last week. Now, $21,000 lighter in the wallet, he’s even taking to Twitter, starting a #LegalHitner campaign and creating T-shirts to back his cause. But now, the Pro Bowl safety is taking it one step further. Whitner dropped what seemed like a joke on...

NFL player says he is changing his name.

San Francisco 49ers safety Donte Whitner was fined $21,000 for his big hit he laid on St. Louis Rams receiver Chris Givens last week, and he is not taking his fine lightly. Over the past week, Whitner has taken to twitter to express his displeasure with the NFL starting a #LegalHitner hashtag campaign as well as creating T-shirts to support his cause. Today he took his campaign to...
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