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It’s official—he’s Greg White no more

Posted Dec 15, 2008 by Ira Kaufman

Updated Dec 15, 2008 at 02:02 PM

He’s still No. 91 in pewter, but he’s no longer Greg White.

Tampa Bay’s second-year DE has officially changed his name. On Monday, a Hillsborough County Circuit Court granted White’s request to change his name from Gregory Alphonso White Jr. to Stylez G, White.

Circuit Judge Steve Scott Stephens signed off on White’s petition and as White walked through the Bucs locker room Monday, he gleefully distributed copies of the final judgment.

White said he picked his new name from a character in the 1985 movie “Teen Wolf,’’ starring Michael J. Fox.

“That was his best friend’s name,’’ White said. “I always liked that name. It’s not that I don’t like Greg White.’‘

In the movie, Fox’s friend is named Rupert “Stiles’’ Stilinski. White changed the spelling and adopted the name as his own.

 

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Por (Max Power) on December 15, 2008 (Suggest removal)

phht…whatever…how bout you get us some sacks now, “Stylez”???

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Por (cd) on December 15, 2008 (Suggest removal)

Yeah Stylez how about a few name-change celebration sacks so we can get to the big dance? - just wondering when?

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Por (frozenbuc) on December 15, 2008 (Suggest removal)

Me thinks he’s had too many hits to the head! Sheesh!!!

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Por (Josh Reicks) on December 15, 2008 (Suggest removal)

He should have celebrated by doing some van surfing or got some “What you looking at dic_nose?” shirts printed.

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Por (Matt Schiller) on December 15, 2008 (Suggest removal)

just too funny…

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Por (Erik) on December 15, 2008 (Suggest removal)

Attention All:The season is OVER!!! I now break my silence(for negative comments), BlOW IT UP. Everyone is hurt. We just got embarressed twice, can’t run or throw the ball, everyone on a line likes to jump offsides(Always Trueblood!) all day and we still have NO Qb. I told ya’ll about Garcia. How’s Favre looking to you now Mitch R? Is everything still looking good? Is it still everyone elses’ fault for this teams woes? Bottom line this is what we get with Allen/Gruden and No Kiffin next year? I’m flying my flag at half staff from here on out! Thanks for this crap AGAIN! Fire Allen/Gruden!

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Por (Jim Kinzer) on December 15, 2008 (Suggest removal)

If you don’t shape up, you will be in Gruden’s Juvenile Dog House with Galloway, Hillard and the #3 QB or is it the #4, anyway, you get the drift don’t you Stylez?

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Por (JVand) on December 16, 2008 (Suggest removal)

Greg, if you could play every down, people would remember your name. If you could retain the starting left end job that they handed to you in the offseason, people would remember your name. If in being a pass rushing specialist only you led the league in sacks, people would remember your name. If you made meaningful sacks in crunch time that was game winning or game changing, people would remember your name. Greg, you where known in the Tampa area as the good player who overcame odds and went from Best Buy to the Arena leauge to the NFL, a model of hard work. Now that you brought attention to yourself if you don’t man up and dominate from here on out, you will be remembered nationaly as the clown from Best Buy that changed his name.

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Por (Ray Rindahl) on December 16, 2008 (Suggest removal)

G-Money….what up!!!!!its good to see you are still liven’ large and having a great time!! hit me up….

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Por (DarthRandall) on December 16, 2008 (Suggest removal)

Should have changed his name to D-Bag…... How stupid. Like the old saying goes, “Just because you CAN doesn’t mean you SHOULD”.....

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Por (darthgirlthing) on December 16, 2008 (Suggest removal)

I guess he’s tryin to be like Ocho Cinco.  idiot!

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Por (Joseph Dunn) on December 16, 2008 (Suggest removal)

In a related story, Ronde Barber has changed his name to I.M. Slowe…...

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Por (darthgirlthing) on December 16, 2008 (Suggest removal)

good one Joseph!  I’d like to add I.M. Too Slowe.

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Por (DarthRandall) on December 16, 2008 (Suggest removal)

Can’t he just do us all a favor and change his name to “Reggie White”????

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Por (Joseph Dunn) on December 16, 2008 (Suggest removal)

We have watched Ronde play and we think he is a SUPER player!!!

Sincerely, Cleveland Browns fans

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Por (valrico4924) on December 16, 2008 (Suggest removal)

He’s tryin to be flashy like his daddy, Randy White from Without Walls!!!

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Por (tatmanfish) on December 17, 2008 (Suggest removal)

if you change your name you have to produce. time to step up. like to see some surfing celebrations after sacks now. who cares if he changed his name to stylz. there are people with worse names from their parents.

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Por (WS) on December 17, 2008 (Suggest removal)

Joseph Dunn should change his name to I.M Dumb.  Hey Greg: your getto-fabulous!

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Por (Eliot T.) on December 18, 2008 (Suggest removal)

Who gives a s**t what this guy’s name is. How bout a few quarterback sacks a-hole?!

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Por (Dave Weber) on December 19, 2008 (Suggest removal)

I’m sorry, but this is even cooler than “Ocho Cinco.”

He broke out a reference that only people between the ages of 38 and 28 will understand, unless they mistakenly saw “Teen Wolf” one day at college. Like I did. And it changed my life. For the better.

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Por (W. Furqan) on December 20, 2008 (Suggest removal)

After all you have been through and worked hard to achieve under GREGORY ALPHOSO WHITE JR. you go and change your name to some GHETTO FAB bs. I thought your were better and smarter than that. You have a history under your given name. Now when people hear this new BS that you named yourself the history is gone.

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Por (mike bowe) on January 17, 2009 (Suggest removal)

greg whats good big bro? you got them talking out here..lol i dont give a damn what you call yourself ball out…BULLDOGS

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Por (Borat) on February 24, 2009 (Suggest removal)

Nobody ever portrayed him as a gangster, but if you look up the term ā€œGā€ in google, thats what it means. Who’s next?  Terrel Owens changing his name to “The World’s Greatest?”

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Por (Nate V.W) on March 11, 2009 (Suggest removal)

That’s just so Priceless, and funny at the same time.

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