Photo: Donte Hitner jersey preview from the San Francisco 49ers

Photo: 49ers/Twitter

Photo: 49ers/Twitter

San Francisco safety Donte Whitner is appealing yet another fine he has incurred thanks to a huge hit against St. Louis on Sunday.

However, he is taking steps above and beyond what the NFLPA can do on his behalf. The former Ohio State star is actually going to be dropping the “W” and changing his name to Hitner – and it looks like the 49ers are excited about it.

The franchise’s social media tweeted out the above photo of what Whiter’s jersey will look like once his name has been officially changed to “Hitner.”

Talk about some great publicity.