Chris, your recounting of events doesn't match mine at all. The league manager (me) never told you anything like that.
As best as I can remember, you sent me a series of TCs and sitemail appeals for special consideration, and I recall intentionally NOT responding to most of those messages. The only direct message I specifically recall telling you was that you should try to improve your squad to meet the MWR, so you wouldn't need special consideration.
For 'special consideration,' I didn't leave that up to me: there was a poll of owners. There were more votes favoring enforcing the MWR than making an exception, and that was true both within the Rules Committee and in the world at large. That's what I remember telling you at the time, too.