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Samantha Steele gives Christian Ponder ‘bragging rights’

If life is a competition, then Christian Ponder thinks he is winning.

The second-year quarterback has led the Vikings to a 4-2 record, and he also is doing well in the girlfriend department.

Ponder confirmed over Twitter that he is dating ESPN reporter Samantha Steele, whom he met on the set of ESPN College GameDay. He is pretty proud of himself for the nice pull.

“I’m proud of the relationship,” Ponder said, smiling, per 1500 ESPN Twin Cities. “I can brag. I’ve got bragging rights, I believe.”

The crowd around Ponder’s locker on Friday reportedly was much larger than usual.

Ponder is not only boasting about his relationship with Steele, but he is also defending himself against his teammates. 1500 ESPN’s Tom Pelissero says the Vikings offensive linemen have been calling Ponder “Mr. Steele,” and that tight end Kyle Rudolph joked that Steele wouldn’t be interested if Minnesota weren’t winning.

Maybe the team’s hot start played a role in Ponder appearing more desirable to Steele. We won’t hold it against them. Good luck to the new sports couple. And let’s see how well they start doing when the Vikings finish 7-9.

H/T Hot Clicks



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  • carl6352

    dude its not about wins and losses its green baby and her bragging rights. look what i bagged girls. she might even get more girls to start sports casting. lol

  • Howard Lee

    Looks like a nice couple.  I’m sure he and she both get a lot of ribbing.