Bobsledder breaks through door to get out of room
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.
"Well, it was an unfortunate situation, but I got out safely," Quinn told NBC's "Today."
Quinn said the Russians have done a great job with constructing venues, though he's probably happy that the door wasn't a touch more sturdy. If nothing else, he got to put his sled-pushing abilities into a real-life situation. "Bobsled athletes are a little bit bigger individuals," Quinn said, "so I had to make sure the hole was big enough to get out."
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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