We all know the quarterback always gets the girl, and now that christian ponder has become a successful nfl starter it appears he has joined the ranks recent rumors. You've got to try to keep it private, but that's just part of the industry, part of the job. NFLers pick league's dirtiest players We're really talking about this? Now Ponder is being asked whether she is the reason why he's been slumping lately. Anyone who follows Samantha Ponder on Twitter knows she can be glib and has a sense of humor, attributes her husband seems less inclined to display. A bit of happy news out of minneapolis, as sports illustrated's richard deitsch is reporting that vikings quarterback christian ponder is engaged to espn reporter. Comes with the territory.