NFL star quarterback Baker Mayfield ripped into the administration at an Ohio high school for dropping valedictorian and salutatorian honors out of sensitivity to students who don’t earn the awards and a concern for the overall "mental health" of students.
"This is so dumb," said the Cleveland Browns quarterback in a Saturday tweet captioning the news. "You’re telling me competition doesn’t bring out the best in people? If you want something bad enough, work for it."
"People are too soft," added Mayfield.
The message went viral, racking up over 51,000 re-tweets and 242,000 likes.
Mayfield isn't afraid of hard work. He is the only walk-on player to ever win the Heisman trophy.
This is so dumb. You’re telling me competition doesn’t bring out the best in people? If you want something bad enough, work for it. People are too soft. https://t.co/fKUSJhFUF5— Baker Mayfield (@bakermayfield) May 11, 2019