Green Bay Packers Wide Receivers Used Illegal Battery-Powered Gloves-Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:
Wide receivers that play for the Green Bay Packers face lifetime bans from the NFL after being caught wearing illegal battery-powered gloves.
This is a fake news story that was published by a satirical website.
The fake report, which appeared on the Empire Sports website, claimed that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell had banned Green Bay Packers wide receivers Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb from the NFL for life after it was discovered that they wore battery-powered gloves during games.
“The performance enhancing gloves, called BPG’s — short for ‘battery powered gloves’ — work by acting as a magnet when a leather football is thrown in a spiraling motion, creating a force of circular-bound energy, attracting the leather football toward the BPG’s and sticking to them, therefore giving the receiver an unfair advantage,” Empire Sports reported.
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