CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan. 19 (UPI) -- The dabbing will remain, but the hoverboards must go.
Rivera banned the trendy transport devices after catching players "drag-racing in the hallway one time."
"We don't (want) them running around because we don't want something crazy happening here," Rivera told FOX Sports' Alex Marvez. "We're trying to limit their exposure to injury."
"Truthfully, somebody told me about them igniting so I went on YouTube and found them," Rivera added. "They also showed the (videos) with people falling off, people making sharp turns and there was somebody standing there and running into them. I can't imagine ..."
YouTube is full of videos of people falling off the hoverboards and shots of some catching on fire and exploding.
"Have you seen those things on YouTube blowing up?" Rivera told ESPN Monday. "I mean, that's what concerns me more than anything else. What if something crazy happens?"
"I will say this, too: I caught them drag racing in the freaking hallway one time, too."
Rivera internally noticed of the ban weeks before Christmas, but made the ban public Monday. Tight end Ed Dickson told ESPN that about 25 Panthers players road hoverboards to a food truck earlier in the season.
Ron Rivera on banning players' hover boards: "They were drag racing them in the fricken hallway!" #Panthers— Zach Groth (@ZachFox46) January 18, 2016
The Panthers and Arizona Cardinals kickoff the NFC Championship at 6:40 p.m. Jan. 24 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte.