U.S. bobsledder, a former NFL quarterback, busts his way out of bathroom

By: Associated Press
February 8, 2014 Updated: February 8, 2014 at 7:30 am
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photo - ...With no phone to call for help, I used my bobsled push training to break out. #SochiJailBreak pic.twitter.com/apZRefgvCO (Via @JohnnyQuinnUSA)
...With no phone to call for help, I used my bobsled push training to break out. #SochiJailBreak pic.twitter.com/apZRefgvCO (Via @JohnnyQuinnUSA) 

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia — 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.

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.

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.

Here's the link to the photo he posted on Twitter: https://twitter.com/JohnnyQuinnUSA/status/432080704776962048

— Tom Withers — Twitter http://twitter.com/twithersAP

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Associated Press reporters will be filing dispatches about happenings in and around Sochi during the 2014 Winter Games. Follow AP journalists covering the Olympics on Twitter: http://apne.ws/1c3WMiu

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