Ponder Gets Married, Walsh Receives Honor 20 Dec 12

Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder says getting married is not a distraction as he prepares for Sunday’s must-win game at Houston. Ponder married ESPN reporter Samantha Steele Monday afternoon in Hudson, Wisconsin. Ponder says they got married at the St. Croix County courthouse just across the border to avoid public attention in Minnesota. Ponder told reporters they’re planning a big ceremony for the offseason. The Vikings will be back on the practice field today.

Vikings kicker Blair Walsh has been named the NFC Special Teams Player of the Week. Walsh earned the honors after nailing all five of his field goal attempts, including three from 50 yards or longer, in Sunday’s 36-22 win over the Rams. Listen to Vikings Live at Winter Park, tonight at 6pm on 860 AM KNUJ and SAM 107.3.