It must be a slow week at Winter Park because the latest Christian Ponder nugget has nothing to do with him playing football.
A tweet surfaced earlier today that Ponder has put his home (photos of the home here) up for sale -- a sign that could mean a number of things. Which of the following is the correct answer?
- The house is haunted.
- The house was built on a developing sinkhole.
- He's being traded and needs to sell the home.
- None of the above.
Correct answer is none of the above. The haunted and sinkhole options might be real, but we don't have proof, and he definitely wasn't traded. The deadline to do that passed on Tuesday afternoon.
Here's the tweet that ignited this story.
Samantha Ponder saw the tweet and she doused any potential speculation with a tweet of her own.
Bottom line: Scoggins did a nice job finding something that could raise speculation about Ponder's future with the Vikings, and Ponder's wife Samantha did a better job of putting out the fire before it could turn into a monster.
According to Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, the listing price on the home is $1.095 million. Ponder bought it from a TCF Bank executive in 2012 for $880,000.
For the record, Jerome Simpson and John Sullivan of the Vikings have already hinted that Ponder will start this week against the Cowboys, so why would his house going up for sale have anything to do with his football career?