UPDATE 5/16/16: A former little league coach is accused of mishandling his team’s funds.
Parents and payers say Christopher Bishop Senior quit on the team after money went missing.
The Midwest City Baseball Association says it never got paid the team’s registration money and several players never received their uniforms.
Zayden Watkins and Talen Johnson have jerseys.
They just don't match the rest of their teammates.
Thursday their look got an upgrade with brand new jerseys.
Mojo Sports hit this one out of the park.
The sports apparel and screen printing shop put a rush on the order for us.
The whole team matches now.
The Dodgers are building a special season through adversity.
The dodgers are still in search of their first win.
Let’s hope the new uniforms give them a spark.
Even though the league still hasn’t got paid its registration money, the Dodgers will stay on the schedule and play games.
MIDWEST CITY, Okla. - First the Midwest City Dodgers' team money goes missing, then their head coach, Christopher Bishop Senior, walks out on them.
Parents say he overcharged them for league registration fees without ever registering the team.
We checked with the president of the Midwest City Baseball Association.
He tells the In Your Corner team Bishop never paid the league.
It is alleged Bishop was in charge of team funds for registration, fundraising and uniforms.
Several players were late additions to the team and never received uniforms, because their order was never placed.
“We just kept getting different stories,” said mom Nichole Newman. “They're reordering them. They're going to refund us our money.”
The Dodgers' new head coach, Eric Tatom, doesn't have a kid on the team but agreed to help coach the Dodgers with Bishop.
“He's always been a good guy,” Tatom said. “I'm a proud American and, with him serving 3 times in Iraq, I was always really proud of him.”
Parents say that doesn't excuse him from doing the right thing.
Court records show Bishop's serving a 5 year deferred sentence for a previous drug conviction.
We uncovered more pending charges for drug possession, burglary and trying to steal copper.
The former coach keeps dodging us.
Court records list a Midwest City address for his home.
One of Bishop’s family members answered the door but couldn’t tell us where to find him.
Dodgers players are looking to salvage their season and bag their first win.
Technically, the Dodgers still owe the league $350 but, because of the extenuating circumstances, the team will be allowed to stay on the schedule and play games.
Right now, the league doesn't do background checks on its coaches, but we’re told they are revisiting that policy.
Bishop is scheduled to appear in court later this month.