Originally written on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 12/19/12
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Christian Ponders development as the Minnesota Vikings quarterback has been slow. He took significantly less time to finish his courtship of ESPN reporter Samantha Steele.Just a few months after meeting Steele on the set of ESPNs College GameDay and two weeks after getting engaged, a report in the Eau Claire Leader-Telegram said the two were married a Hudson, Wis., courthouse on Monday afternoon. FOXSportsNorth.com has confirmed the marriage application with the courthouse, but a court official said the marriage itself is not public record. Ponder, 24, and Steele, who turned 27 last week, were reportedly married by the court commissioner. News broke of the romance in October when Ponder confirmed the two were dating. Ponder said they were hoping to keep the relationship a secret but knew it would eventually get out. He confirmed later they were engaged on Dec. 4 but refused to get into details. Obviously I am a catch, Ponder joked in October. But I outpunted ...
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