U.S. bobsledder Johnny Quinn’s #SochiJailBreak has attracted the attention of the Denton (Tex.) Police Department.
But the Denton P.D. hasn’t extended its jurisdiction into Russia. Last Sunday, they actually offered him a job on their SWAT team when he returns from the Sochi Olympics:
And a few days later, they announced his response:
If this isn’t a reality show in the making, we don’t know what is.
Denton P.D. Officer and media relations handler Ryan Grelle explained to TODAY.com why they made the offer:
“He went to college at the University of North Texas here in Denton, so we thought it would be a fun thing for a hometown boy, even though he lives in McKinney (Texas) now, to come back, have some fun with us and carry it a little farther.”
Per TODAY.com, the department intends to teach Quinn how to bust through doors properly with a breaching ram and not with his own person.
Either way, troublemakers in Denton better beware.
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Usain Bolt, the world’s fastest man, recently met former soccer star David Beckham at a restaurant.
Both global sporting icons posted similar photos on social media with similar captions Monday morning.
Beckham played midfield for Manchester United, and Bolt is a longtime fan of the soccer club.
Bolt, who is planning on retiring after the 2017 World Championships, was recently asked about the possibility of Manchester United while hosting a Facebook Live.
“If I had the chance to play for Manchester United, I would go right now,” he said, laughing. “I would retire and start playing futbol right now. That’s how much I really want to play for Manchester United.”
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Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott was running down the open field when he encountered Chicago Bears safety Chris Prosinski.
Prosinski went low and Elliott, a high school state champion in the 110m and 300m hurdles, decided to go high and hurdle the defender:
The track and field community took notice of Elliott’s hurdle.
Lolo Jones, a 100m hurdler who competed at the 2008 and 2012 Olympics, gave Elliott grades of an A++ for difficulty and an A for technique on Twitter. She wrote that it “hands down would’ve been best NFL hurdle technique of the yr.” if a second Bears defender, Jonathan Anderson, hadn’t prevented Elliott from landing cleanly:
Dawn Harper-Nelson, the 2008 Olympic champion and 2012 Olympic silver medalist in the 100m hurdles, also had a positive review of Elliott’s efforts:
Emma Coburn, the 2016 Olympic 3000m steeplechase bronze medalist, thought Elliott’s leap resembled her event:
Elliott finished with 30 carries for 140 yards to lead the Cowboys to a 31-17 win during Sunday Night Football.
His mother, Dawn, who was a track and field athlete at the University of Missouri, posted a photo on Twitter to remind everyone where her son inherited his hurling gene from:
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