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Is Christian Ponder dating ESPN's Samantha Steele?

Budding romance or fun friendship? That's the question the Bleacher Report is asking when it comes to Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder and ESPN sideline reporter Samantha Steele.
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The Vikings' Christian Ponder's dating life has been the subject of some speculation this year. Here's a little more: What's up with the 24-year-old quarterback and 26-year-old ESPN reporter Samantha Steele? Bleacher Report notes that he's been chatty about her on Twitter.

Bleacher Report earlier said she was No. 34 on a list of the 50 hottest sports broadcasters from around the world.

Busted Coverage collected 49 photos of her.

In this video from a few years ago, Steele shows she can throw a tight spiral, but not take a hit:

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