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Carthage Football Mom Cited For Hitting Opposing Player With Cowbell

Courtney L. Ludwig

A Colorado woman was arrested Saturday for battery at a Carthage College football game. Kenosha Police were summoned at 3:49 pm on Saturday to a report of a battery. Witnesses say 52-year-old Courtney L. Ludwig was taunting the opposing team during the game. After the game, she was fired up and incessantly ringing a cowbell.

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A player from the opposing team, Carrol College, approached the woman and asked her to stop taunting his team. She then hit the college-aged student with the cowbell. Moments after, police were called. Kenosha Police gave the woman a break and only cited her. They could have asked the Kenosha County DA to charge her criminally.

Ryan Kane – Carthage College Director of Athletics
(Carthage Website)

According to a witness who was present, the college’s new athletic director, Ryan Kane witnessed the battery, but didn’t take action or attempt to intervene in any way. The witness thinks that Kane should have tried to deescalate the situation.

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KCE emailed Kane early Tuesday and didn’t receive a return email.

It is unknown if the woman received any direction from Christopher Walken before the battery occurred.

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    Kevin Mathewson is a disciple of Christ, husband and a father to two wonderful children. Mathewson was born and raised in Lake County, IL and worked as a police & fire dispatcher from 2005 to 2010 in Round Lake Beach, IL. Mathewson moved to Kenosha County in 2006, later being elected to the position of Alderman of the 8th District in 2012 and 2016. Mathewson is a private investigator, security contractor, journalist, and photographer. He enjoys spending time with his family, watching movies, camping and boating. His favorite amendment is the second, followed closely by the first. He loves his country and community.


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15 Responses

  1. The college president and his wife are trying to incite people to march against police in Kenosha.
    This has been more than one source.
    The wife is an extremely liberal individual. She would like to have a mini million men march on Kenosha.
    Carthage alumni start asking around.

    1. Kenosha survived The Motors shutting down, we can certainly survive Carthage imploding. It’s a business, and needs new owners 😉

  2. Carthage football has had a bad culture since Coach Hass became the head coach, his staff recruits football players who make poor decisions on/off the field, not a shock this women is a parent of a Carthage Football player. The apple never falls far from the tree. Assaults seems to be a theme with Carthage Football team. There is an Instagram page by female Carthage students crying out for help and safety on campus. According to the Instagram page “Students Against SA at Carthage” the Football staff knew of rape on campus by a football player and the payer was still allowed to be on campus and play. Where is Athletics Director Ryan Kane and President Swallow, these female students have been protesting with signs begging for help for weeks.

  3. I can picture her wearing a cowbell, but that doesn’t give her the excuse to hit someone with it.

  4. What kind of football player asks an opposing fan to stop taunting his team? Must have been a kicker.


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