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KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) - Locked in a bathroom inside the athlete s village, U.S. Olympic bobsledder Johnny Quinn knew only 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.

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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