Could According to Pliny come back if he apologizes...
...i and, oh I don't know, sends five pounds of chocolate to certain influential people?
It's clear to me that he broke the rule against being a sock. It's a good rule and I understand the reason for it, but he seemed like a reasonably bright and educated member who would have added much to community, not least because he seems to be something of a Classics scholar, and we don't have a great many of those running around here.
Willful sock puppetry seems out of character for the sort of person I imagined him to be. Did he do something else wrong besides?