Well, it appears that won't happen, at least not until after the season. According to court records, Whitner withdrew his application to change his name after he said the judge wouldn't allow it without Whitner being present.
I had to withdraw the name change until after the season. Judge wouldn't allow it without me being present...Whitner didn't dismiss the possibility of executing the name change after the season, though.
— DonteHitner (@DonteWhitner) November 19, 2013
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