Report: Ponder engaged to ESPN's Samantha Steele


Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder and ESPN reporter Samantha Steele are engaged, according to Sports Illustrated reporter Richard Deitsch:

The story first broke this morning on the web site Total Frat Move, but until now that report could not be confirmed.

With that rumor twittering about all day, naturally Twitter users ran with the speculation. As usual, they ran the gamut from idiotic to hilarious, sweet to strange....

And something we don't see all that often, the local interview request via Twitter:

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