I am personally boycotting the Freep.
BUT, it occurs to me that they are just "pawns in the game." Rosenberg and Snyder's lust for a juicy story to save their wretched jobs was exploited by the true "trouble makers." The people behind the scenes who were/are part of the football department who did not want RR to take over. A certain element felt they had to defend the program against RR, when in reality they were probably just defending their own jobs or those of their cronies.
I believe those people leaked the idea of a story about going over practice limits to the Freep. From what I have read, those people served Rosenberg and Snyder a "golden story" in which all they had to do was a little legwork to fill in the details. Admittedly, those two failed to accurately do (or report) the true findings or rules. At the least, some people inside the program were probably eager to "confirm" whatever allegations the Freep wanted to publish.
Those people inside the program who would "offer up" the imagine of the program in order to slight RR's name are the real LOSERS. They pretend to act on behalf of University, but it is really their own personal interest in seeing their friend get a coaching/staffing job or keeping one themselves. Those are the people I WANT to boycott. Those are the people I want to picket.