KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) — Locked in a bathroom inside the athlete’s village, U.S. Olympic bobsledder Johnny Quinn only knew one way to get out.
Through the door. Literally.READ MORE: New Jersey Under State Of Emergency As Nor'easter Threatens Flood Prone Areas
Quinn said on his Twitter account that he was taking a shower and the “door got locked/jammed.” A former NFL player with Green Bay and Buffalo, Quinn did some serious damage while tearing apart the door, which didn’t stand a chance against the brawny, 6-foot-2, 220-pounder from McKinney, Texas.
Quinn posted a photo of a gaping hole in the former door, saying “With no phone to call for help, I used my bobsled push training to break out. (hashtag) SochiJailBreak.
A U.S. team spokeswoman could not say whether Quinn will have to pay for the door.READ MORE: Heavy Rain Has Queens Residents Worried About Ida Repeat: 'I'm Scared To Death'
Quinn, who played collegiately at North Texas, didn’t try bobsled until 2010, one year after a knee injury ended his football career while playing in the Canadian Football League for the Saskatchewan Roughriders.
When Quinn gives up bobsled, he may have a future as an interior decorator _ or a wrecking ball.
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