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Former NFL player breaks out of Sochi bathroom

A member of the U.S. bobsled team once spent time with the Bills and Packers, before being cut by each before the start of the regular season.  But former receiver Johnny Quinn has a new claim to fame.

Apart from becoming a U.S. Olympic bobsledder, Quinn has broken out of a bathroom at his hotel in Sochi.

Via our friends at, Quinn busted through the door after he realized that:  (1) he was locked in; and (2) he had no cell phone device with him.”With no phone to call for help, I used my bobsled push training to break out,” Quinn said on Twitter, with the hashtag #SochiJailBreak.

Given the bizarre no-toilet-fishing rules that apply at the site of the games, it’s safe to assume that blasting a hole through the door also is frowned upon.  And while it’s an impressive feat to bust through any door, it doesn’t look like this specific door consisted of much more than honeycombed cardboard.

Perhaps they would have been able to afford better doors if they’d had better luck fishing in the toilets.

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43 Responses to “Former NFL player breaks out of Sochi bathroom”
  1. shuttaman1990 says: Feb 8, 2014 10:05 AM

    NFL players breaking stuff all around the worldddd

  2. undeadjesus says: Feb 8, 2014 10:09 AM

    If you really want prime toilet fishing then you gotta head over to Vladivostok, I hear tell they gots brown trout as big as a man’s arm.

  3. kevjones75 says: Feb 8, 2014 10:10 AM


  4. punkthepack says: Feb 8, 2014 10:10 AM

    A former Packer player broke through a cardboard door…….Yeah, they’re tough. Hapless, tasteless and classless.

  5. johnnyoclock says: Feb 8, 2014 10:15 AM

    He couldn’t make a small hole to reach through and open the door?

    I’d hate to see what he’s like when he locks his keys in the car.

  6. dahoodb says: Feb 8, 2014 10:17 AM

    They told you not to usethe water now your quarintined

  7. r8dernation says: Feb 8, 2014 10:19 AM

    Leave it to Russia to make China look good.

  8. bobleblah says: Feb 8, 2014 10:22 AM

    Here’s Johnny!!!

  9. burkem325 says: Feb 8, 2014 10:23 AM

    In Soviet Russia, doors lock you!

    Eh eh eh.

  10. bucrightoff says: Feb 8, 2014 10:25 AM

    Outside the major cities Russia is pretty much a third world country.

  11. scmems07 says: Feb 8, 2014 10:37 AM

    that was a hard hit, check him for a concussion

  12. nfloracle says: Feb 8, 2014 10:51 AM

    This story will be hard to beat for a good laugh on Saturday.

  13. foosballisthedevil says: Feb 8, 2014 10:56 AM

    Boris and Natasha’s dastardly plan was foiled again

  14. cinvis says: Feb 8, 2014 11:04 AM

    As a Canadian I can’t comment on Sochi. Since they successfully lit the torch during the opening ceremonies they out did us.

  15. harrycanyon says: Feb 8, 2014 11:17 AM

    I hope one of these hotel rooms over there doesn’t catch fire. The whole place will go in seconds if that’s the quality of their work. Someone needs a long hard look at the process in which cities are chosen for them games. This one shouldn’t have been the host.

  16. laserw says: Feb 8, 2014 11:21 AM

    I guess no one has actually seen what a “hollow core” interior door looks like on the inside. If you had, you’d not be making snide remarks about Russian doors. I’ve seen doors with less holding them together sold at Lowes.

  17. chut26 says: Feb 8, 2014 11:29 AM

    Why the hell would he shut the door if he was in there alone? What is better than doing your business in the bathroom with the door wide open?

  18. El Pollo Loco says: Feb 8, 2014 11:30 AM

    Putin would have ripped the door off and fixed the plumbing all in one motion

  19. eastofmissball says: Feb 8, 2014 11:39 AM

    Nothing a little Duct tape cant fix…

  20. bossbertozzi says: Feb 8, 2014 11:50 AM

    He was he locked in?

  21. fishyinalittledishy says: Feb 8, 2014 12:21 PM

    While he’s there maybe he can get Krafts ring back looks like will stop him. Wonder if he turned green and out grew his clothes

  22. turfczar57 says: Feb 8, 2014 1:15 PM

    Looks more like “Roid Rage”. A thinking man might have take the pins out of the hinges. They were on the inside.

  23. thethunderofgunns says: Feb 8, 2014 1:24 PM

    So in Russia bathroom locks are on the OUTSIDE of the bathroom door? Uh.

    Or Quinn didn’t know all he had to do was turn the knob so the lock button pops out.

  24. slugbaitspace says: Feb 8, 2014 1:35 PM

    Hidden Sochi bathroom cam vidz, or it didn’t happen…

  25. shaggytoodle says: Feb 8, 2014 1:41 PM

    Maybe it was on his bucket list.

  26. sconnyslovethemsomecousins says: Feb 8, 2014 1:41 PM

    Usually people associated with the Packer organization struggle coming out of closets, not bathrooms??? A-Rodge…you out there?

  27. chinahand11 says: Feb 8, 2014 1:58 PM

    So do they have toilet fishing tournaments over there?

  28. thegreatgabbert says: Feb 8, 2014 2:04 PM

    “Are you O.K. in there?”.

  29. thegreatgabbert says: Feb 8, 2014 2:07 PM

    Ripped that lavoratory a new A hole.

  30. dycenyne says: Feb 8, 2014 2:08 PM

    Would’ve been better if he once played for the “Cleveland Browns”

  31. swesson57 says: Feb 8, 2014 2:23 PM

    We are soooo winning the Gold in Bobsled!

  32. 2difshoe says: Feb 8, 2014 2:39 PM

    Looks like the Mexican restaurants in Russia’s have nothing on ours back here in the US.

  33. bricktop02 says: Feb 8, 2014 3:05 PM

    That was one hell of a dump.

  34. jetsjetsjetsnow says: Feb 8, 2014 3:13 PM

    I’m confused. Is this like the Kramer (Seinfeld Show) door with the peephole (now lock) on the outside?

  35. wwwmattcom says: Feb 8, 2014 3:47 PM

    This guy and Dean Cain, the two most famous Bills I never saw play.

  36. Dogsweat says: Feb 8, 2014 3:48 PM

    The death penalty will be invoked.

  37. chris6523 says: Feb 8, 2014 4:45 PM

    Take a look at that door. There are paper bags that would be harder to break out of. I hope these guys aren’t having to share rooms because whatever one guy is doing in the bathroom is obviously gonna be heard by anyone else in the hotel room.

  38. djshnooks says: Feb 8, 2014 4:47 PM

    And how exactly do you take the pins out of the hinges with some tools?

    Lol…Some people are brain-dead.

  39. whodeybacker says: Feb 8, 2014 4:48 PM

    Hey Mr Quinn, why not just pull the pins from the door hinges?

  40. bensstinkyfingers says: Feb 8, 2014 5:49 PM

    It was a setup by the Russian Govt. to prevent the U.S. from winning gold in the bobsled, lock em all in bathrooms until the event is over. Wait until we bring home more gold than Russia, Cold war part II.

  41. rcali says: Feb 8, 2014 6:30 PM


  42. htowntexan says: Feb 8, 2014 8:29 PM

    This is a former nfl player. Did he try turning the handle. They aren’t the sharpest tools in the shed.

  43. widerightby2feet says: Feb 9, 2014 9:18 PM

    Apparently, the Mighty Quinn marches to the beat of a different drummer: Keith Moon. I’m surprised he didn’t use his teeth.

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