Panthers Coach Bans Players From Hoverboards
It's now commonplace to see at least one new video every day showing people nearly killing themselves falling off of hoverboards. They're inherently risky contraptions and have even been banned from places like college campuses over fears of people being injured. Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera doesn't like them either, and he's even banned his players from riding hoverboards. This isn't some effort on his part to steal the team's fun, but an effort to make sure half of them aren't out with injuries sustained off the field. According to Deadspin, Rivera banned them because, "They were drag racing them in the fricken hallway!" RELATED: The Lexus Hoverboard is Really Real, Apparently
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You can't really blame the guy for being concerned. Emergency rooms are full of kids and adults with everything from minor injuries to more serious issues like broken bones and concussions. There's also the whole issue with them catching fire.
You can now imagine the players all slinking away, hoverboards tucked sadly under their arms. There will be no hallway hoverboard shenanigans under Rivera's watch.
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