While I appreciate the help, please be kind with your wording "This is ridiculous" is a somewhat inflammatory remark.
Let me make paint the full picture:
1. I warned him prior to the playoffs as he does the same crap every year;
2. I locked him and then posted the question on this illustrious site to get expert opinions; and
3. Once, I got the thoughts...which unfortunately were similar to my gut feeling and sense of fairness...I unlocked him all within an hour or so, net effect...nothing to his team and tad bit of annoyance to him...unfortunately not the same level as my annoyance with him; and
4. He snuck in the back door through another manager inviting him into the league after I set the rules. Therefore, I had no opportunity to change the rules...other than to warn him prior to the playoffs...which I did!
I hope this does not sound as RIDICULOUS as you made it out to be...I think ridiculous would be a better characterization if I had just lock him with no warning and did not ask for opinions...OK you could argue that I should have asked first locked later...but see #3 above.
Thanks to all.