The Dodge City Law has left the Champions Indoor Football league amid controversy.
According to the Dodge City Law Facebook page, owner Sean Ponder wrote, "The ownership of the Dodge City Law professional indoor football team have spent the last month weighing options and outcomes and, with a high level of confidence, have decided to withdraw from the Champions Indoor Football League effective immediately.
"The decision comes at the end of a franchise-best season that ended in controversy.
"Options are still being explored for the team’s future."
The controversy involves the team being stripped of two wins during the season for failure to provide team footage to their opponents according to CIF league officials when the wins were stripped.
Ponder, along with his wife Joi, came under fire earlier this week when on several social media pages, fans and season ticket holders were requesting refunds that they never received.
When speaking with CIF commissioner Ricky Bertz regarding the Law, he released this statement, "Unfortunately the CIF was caught off guard during a 5 p.m. board of directors meeting on Monday.
"The meeting was to discuss the future of the Dodge City Law and just prior to that meeting we received in writing that the Law voluntarily terminated their contract with the league.
"What's unfortunate is that since the Law is no longer under the CIF, the league has no course of action to work on a reasonable outcome for ticket holders to receive refunds.
"Sadly we have to direct fans to Joi and Sean Ponder in reaching an outcome on those refunds."
The Law started in 2014 playing their home games at United Wireless Arena. In that time the team made the playoffs in 2014, 2016 and 2017.
Despite the issues, Bertz did have this to say regarding the future of indoor football in Dodge City.
"With the notification of the Law leaving the league, we are working to find new ownership to have a team in the CIF in Dodge City."
Several requests were made to Ponder for questions and comments regarding the Law leaving the CIF. They went unanswered.