Samantha Steele gets death wish against husband Christian Ponder after bad game

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In the wake of Christian Ponder's stinker of a performance yesterday, his wife, ESPN sideline reporter Samantha Steele Ponder, has confronted some ugly death threats on Twitter.


An outraged Mrs. Ponder confronted the heckler, who didn't back down and confirmed he was wishing death on a man because of a football game he had just watched.

Here is what her Twitter feed looks like:
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The offensive tweet begins with a reference to Steve McNair, the NFL quarterback shot and killed by his 20-year-old mistress in a murder/suicide. Ponder questions the heckler, who confirms that's what he meant.
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Twitter recently rolled out a new set of rules to try to stamp out the troubling trend of women getting threatened and harassed on the service. If there's any teeth to it, @mikeywaldo could find himself banned for this type of behavior.

UPDATE: As predicted, @mikeywaldo has been banned.

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UPDATE 2: It appears Mikey Waldo himself has appeared in the comments to offer a heartfelt apology.
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45 comments
aperson1234
aperson1234

I don't believe this apology for a minute. Not from the same person who said he was going to make 9/11 jokes all day yesterday (among other insensitive things he has said).

cags777
cags777

Sorry Mikey, but you're a douchebag and deserve plenty of scrutiny for your actions. Next time, try to avoid acting like a jackass like many fairweather fans of the Vikings.

Melissa Kimmerle
Melissa Kimmerle

Hahaha he sucks... but we don't kill him, we trade him... geeze..

Star
Star

So when should we expect "apologies" for your numerous sexist, racist, homophobic and just plain insensitive comments? This isn't the first time people.

Kevin M Frazier
Kevin M Frazier

to kill ponder because of a game is stupid ponder is a good guy but he is not qb material for the vikings but as long as frazier is coach we will lose games until ponder gets his shit together not the way i wanted the season to start but a death threat that is wrong

niboosmik
niboosmik

Stick to your guns Mikey, get mad and say stupid shit!

MNjoe
MNjoe topcommenter

The Vikings have sucked (at varying levels) for 50+ years now. Don't get bent out of shape over one more sucky performance. Ponder has a bad game and goes home to his $$$millions of dollars and his gorgeous wife - life goes on - don't be a hater.

Ryan Taylor
Ryan Taylor

I think you can only come to one conclusion, Mikey Waldo is an absolute idiot and douchebag! Seriously, it is a football game!!!

mikeywaldo
mikeywaldo

Mikey here,

Figured I'd pop on here and issue a statement, after getting like 900 texts linking me this since my Twitter and Facebook have been (rightfully) banned.

First off I'd like to issue a sincere apology to both the Ponder and McNair families. What I said was insensitive, stupid and wrong. I could try and justify it, but there really is no justification to being stupid. What I said, even in joking was just plain awful. In fact most of my tweets and postings are pretty awful, I should probably reevaluate my life.

Second off, this was by no means a threat of death. I did want anyone to kill him by Any stretch of the imagination, just a frustrated fan. Just a frustrated fan wishing death jokingly on someone. I feel like things were misinterpreted, a joke was blown out of proportion and suddenly many thought I sent out a death threat. That was not my intent. A bad joke gone bad.

I know there is nothing I can do to take back what I said, or my joking about it afterwards, just know that my apology is sincere. I doubt this will be read by the Vikings, McNairs or Ponders so this is the best I can do for an apology.

As a token of sincerity I would like to make an offer of a donation or some volunteer work to an organization(s) close to not only the Ponders but also the McNairs. I will send a copy of this apology to the Vikings and McNair's people in hopes something can be arranged.

In the meantime I'm going to stay off the social media before I hurt anyone else. I should probably work on a few more of these apologies. Lesson learned, think before I tweet and don't be a jerk.

My Sincerest Apologies,

Mikey

TJ_41
TJ_41

Idiot's. TONS AND TONS of idiots. Now I see why some states hate Vikings fans so much.

Danny Raustadt
Danny Raustadt

I met Christian and Samantha at a charity event in Arizona. Very nice people.

jeffjohnson
jeffjohnson

That doesn't seem like a threat at all, more like a death wish, i think you're reaching for views or reaching for a story calling it a threat. Also maybe in poor taste to post names/handles of 2 or 3 other people not involved in the screenshot? They don't need to be involved in the mess the dude created. Was it poor taste? Probably. Was it a threat? No. A news story? No. Seems to me it was just some dude cracking a joke that got blown out of porportion. Love you City Pages but seems to me as if you're almost TMZ'ing this making a story out of nothing. 

Julia Swanson
Julia Swanson

Wow...it's a game and just the first game of the season. Relax.

digitalprotocol
digitalprotocol topcommenter

Why is it that girls that look like this are so consumed by god and the bible and bullshit like chris ponder?

MinnesotaBen
MinnesotaBen

The tweet no longer exists on her timeline.

Rose Vanyo
Rose Vanyo

"Mike ford and Sons" better encourage his "sons" to get a new job, cause after this Troll being spotted and shamed NOBODY is gonna want to do business with that kind of a hateful creep

Kevin Eicher
Kevin Eicher

that dude should be arested and hung What an Idiot its just a Dam game for petes sakes

Rick Miller
Rick Miller

People who take football seriously are bigger idiots than the guys who think the 9/11 attacks were done by the CIA

lightenup99
lightenup99

Why does everyone have their panties in a twist over this. Holy crap I've never seen something so blown out of proportion! It was a stupid joke, there was clearly no threat there whatsoever.....

mnpeach5
mnpeach5

I see no death "threat"... blowing it way out of proportion to make a news story. what did we learn here? DONT FEED THE TROLLS

aperson1234
aperson1234

He's made another account, circlemeberthof.

Banning one account won't do anything. He'll just keep making new ones.

Brian Wierima
Brian Wierima

That dude Mikey should be banned from watching football...life, he needs to get one today...

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

Wow a troll on twitter said something stupid.  What an important news story.  Ponder does suck though.

Angela Salzl
Angela Salzl

Hobbies people. get a damn hobby and quit bullying this woman!

Jaycob Martin
Jaycob Martin

people never cease to amaze me in their stupidity.

_Joe_
_Joe_

His twitter page is gone.

dosman77
dosman77

@mikeywaldo Not only do you say stupid things online, you should really have proofread your apology. Wowzas.

humdingertv
humdingertv

@mikeywaldo I'm producing a television show about sports fans. I'd love to talk to interview you for the program. You would be compensated for your time.

Please email me at humdingertv@gmail.com. 

Thanks.

strangelovempls
strangelovempls

@Kevin Eicher you're statement is WAY worse! Maybe a lynching? #notact #hungandarrested? #yousirhavenobrain

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