A few Minnesota Vikings openly questioned whether Christian Ponder dating Samantha Steele was affecting his play on the field. Ponder insisted it isn’t affecting his play, but of course that doesn’t mean much to fans if a player continues to struggle.
So now that Ponder and Steele were reportedly married during the Vikings’ bye week, fans will now openly question if his marriage to Steele is affecting his play on the field.
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder and ESPN reporter Samantha Steele were married late afternoon Monday, Dec. 17, in St. Croix County Court in Hudson, Wis., according to court officials.
Ponder, 24, and Steele, who turned 27 last week, were married by Court Commissioner Stephen Dunlap.
If Ponder struggles in the final two weeks and the Vikings miss the playoffs, get ready for the Ponder-Steele marriage backlash.