Sometimes-starting Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder has just listed for sale a million-dollar Lake Minnetonka home he bought 16 months ago. The 5,540-square-foot home is in a gated neighborhood in the community of Tonka Bay. It has five bedrooms, eight bathrooms (four full; four partial), tennis courts, exercise room, hot tub, boat dock access, three-car garage, etc., etc., etc.

The price on the Coldwell Banker Burnet's new listing for the 12-year-old home is $1.095 million. The property has a $400 monthly association fee, along with an annual tax bill topping $18,000. The real estate agent directed questions to Ponder, but he was unavailable.

Ponder bought the two-story brick and stone home in July 2012 for $880,000 from Xcel Energy CEO Ben Fowke. Ponder, 25, and ESPN reporter Samantha Steele were married five months later. As news of the listing came out, Samantha Ponder said Thursday on Twitter that "we haven't lived in that house since June." To see the listing, visit

Paul Walsh