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.

Ron Rivera bans hoverboards in the team facility after seeing players drag racing. "We're trying to limit exposure to injury."

— Eric Adelson (@eric_adelson) January 18, 2016

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

Ron Rivera on banning players' hover boards: "They were drag racing them in the fricken hallway!" #Panthers

— Zach Groth (@Zach_ABC21) January 18, 2016

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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