Panthers ban hoverboards after players seen drag racing

Hoverboards have become a craze the last few months, especially in the sporting world. You can’t turn your head without seeing somebody riding around on one of these things.

They seem pretty harmless at first, but we have seen some people take some pretty nasty falls on them. I think everybody remembers Mike Tyson nearly breaking his back on his hoverboard on Christmas Day.

There should be some cause for concern about these things, so one NFL team fighting for a spot in the Super Bowl is taking extra precaution. According to reports, Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera has banned his players from riding the devices, hoping it will prevent injury.

He said this rule came after he saw them racing them down the hallway at Bank of America Stadium.

Hopefully, Rivera’s banning of hoverboards doesn’t throw off the players’ preparations for their NFC Championship Game against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday.

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