I know the NCAA gets a lot of crap for letting certain programs slide despite an abundance of evidence of payments, bag men, academic scandals, athlete assualt of other students, etc.
Schools like Bama, Ole Miss, the SEC in general, USC, Notre Dame and others have seemingly gotten off easy despite recent scandals, and a cynic may say, it's because these schools bring in big money to the networks, the NCAA and sponsors.
We can debate the fairness of the rules (should players be paid,etc) from now until eternity, but as it stands, the rules are established and certain programs are simply known to be cutting corners. That being said, we should all applaud the NCAA for finally drawing a line in the sand.
The juggernaut that is the Fighting Braves of Alcorn State, may indeed never recover from this. Not sure if they will be able to survive the probation for their violations, but somebody needed to be held accountable for the transgressions of nearby Ole Miss.