Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera walks on the sidelines during the second half of an NFL divisional playoff football game against the Seattle Seahawks, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
Chuck Burton
January 18, 2016

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera has banned hoverboards from the team's facility fearing players will get injured.

Rivera says he recently caught a couple players ''drag racing'' in the hallways of the stadium and wasn't thrilled.

Rivera says, ''You see those things on YouTube blowing up and stuff? That is what concerns me more than anything else - something crazy happening.''

The Panthers (16-1) host the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday in the NFC championship and the last thing Rivera wants is someone falling off after getting injured. He also says the team has encouraged players not to ride them to work, but says there's little he can control outside of the facility.

Rivera says, ''we try to limit their exposure to injury.''

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