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Sunday slant: Ponder a leader at work or play

Christian Ponder (Bruce Kluckhohn/US Presswire)

Christian Ponder spent the offseason as a leader in the Vikings' on-the-field activities but became the social coordinator for a young group of emerging players, something could benefit the whole team for years to come.

Christian Ponder attended an ESPN "Next" Event in February, being photographed like a celebrity in front of the sponsor logos. Two months later, he was back in front of the cameras in a charity event for a college rival quarterback, Tim Tebow, in April. And then there was getting backstage with country singer Jake Owen when he, Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney performed the first concert at Target...

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