Donte Whitner's name change on hold due to government shutdown
Now you've gone too far, United States government.
Last week, after receiving a $21K fine for a hit on St. Louis' Chris Givens, 49ers safety Donte Whitner announced that he was officially dropping the "W" from his surname to become "Donte Hitner". One problem ...
Whitner's reaction to that news:
As you can see there, Whitner already enacted the change on Twitter -- though he's sticking with the handle @DonteWhitner, his name now reads "DonteHitner." He still seems set on following through with the legal swap, too, though who knows when he may be able to do so.