Concussions and the Marketing of Sports Equipment

October 19, 2011

253 Russell Senate Office Building

Feature Image: Capitol 1WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation today announced a full committee hearing to review the issue of concussions in sports and the marketing of “anti-concussion” or “concussion-reducing” sports equipment to athletes and their parents.

Please note the hearing will also be webcast live via the Senate Commerce Committee website at Refresh the Commerce Committee homepage 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time to view the webcast.

Individuals with disabilities who require an auxiliary aid or service, including closed captioning service for webcast hearings, should contact Collenne Wider at 202-224-5511 at least three business days in advance of the hearing date.


Majority Statement

  • Chairman John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV

    U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

Witness Panel 1

  • Ms. Alexis Ball

    Albuquerque, New Mexico
    Ball Testimony (222.92 KB)
  • Mr. Steven Threet

    Tempe, Arizona
    Threet Testimony (75.20 KB)
  • Dr. Jeffrey Kutcher

    Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, University of Michigan
    and Director, Michigan NeuroSport
    Kutcher Testimony (170.77 KB)
  • Dr. Ann McKee

    Professor of Neurology & Pathology, Boston University
    and Director, Neuropathology Core, BU Alzheimer’s Disease Center
    McKee Testimony (4.12 MB)
  • Mr. Mike Oliver

    Executive Director
    National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment
    Oliver Testimony (508.53 KB)