Thanks for the advice. Commish probably won't do anything because he has been inactive :-/. I do want to say you don't know me. I'm not even kidding when I say that I would give the player back if it was an accidental drop. I know how the person would feel (even more so now) and would want to be as fair as possible. Just wish this person felt the same way :-/
we had a similar situation in our league, but we have waivers so the player was not picked up. i manually put the player back on the managers roster and left a note for the league explaining what had happened. nobody in my league had a problem with this.