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  1. 49ers’ Whitner forced to withdraw ‘Hitner’ name change application

    Nov 19, 2013, 1:10 PM PST

    “Hitner” is no more — for now. The 49ers safety will remain with his given name of Donte Whitner until the NFL offseason. I had to withdraw the name change until after the season. Judge wouldn't allow it without me being present… — DonteHitner (@DonteWhitner) November 19, 2013 Whitner is still very committed to the…

  2. Field of Links: Shutdown over: Hello Hitner? NBA considering changing game times to cater to overseas audience

    Oct 17, 2013, 10:23 AM PDT

    The government shutdown was difficult for many people. For one Bay Area athlete, it could have been a minor inconvenience. The effects of the shutdown wouldn’t have completely derailed 49ers safety Donte Whitner’s efforts to change his last name to “Hitner,” but it would have prevented him from getting a new Social Security card. Now, there…

  3. Case of the Mondays: Sonny shines, Government shuts down Whitner’s name change, Sewage strike across town

    Oct 7, 2013, 9:06 AM PDT

    Welcome to A case of the Mondays. There’s always a lot going on during the weekend. If you weren’t lucky enough to spend the past two days on the couch, you can catch up on the top five sports items you may have missed here. No. 1 – Sonny with a chance of strikeouts: The…

  4. Field of Links: 49ers voice their frustrations on Twitter, A’s set for ALDS, Beane for Mayor?

    Oct 2, 2013, 8:51 AM PDT

    Donte Whitner wants to drop the “W” from his last name. After receiving a $21,000 fine for hitting Rams wide receiver Chris GIvens, the hard-hitting safety figures he may as well wear it and become Donte “Hitner.” Thinking about taking the W out of my last name. Mom said its ok (y'all kno I had…

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