Ian Johnson and Chrissy Popadics Will Marry on Saturday

July 25, 2007

***UPDATE 7/29/07***

Who can forget Boise State’s Ian Johnson’s game winning two point conversion play during the Fiesta Bowl earlier this year? Right afterwards, he proposed to his girlfriend, Chrissy Popadics (see video below). Their wedding is this Saturday in Boise. It’s an event that is now clouded with threats from people regarding their interracial marriage. Johnson is Black and Popadics is White. They have now hired security detail to guard the wedding. Evidently there have been over 30 letters, phone calls, and personal threats against the couple. Johnson spoke out about the racial threats:

“You take it for what it is — the less educated, the less willing to change. But we’re not acting like we’re naive to all the stuff that’s going on. We know what’s been said. We’re going to make sure we’re safe at all times. It’s really sad because a lot of people that are probably doing it are the same people who were cheering me on.”

Well said, young man. See more photos of Chrissy Popadics below and watch the video of Ian proposing:

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