from the Daily Wire:
NFL’s Baker Mayfield Rips School For Dropping Valedictorian: ‘People Are Too Soft’
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.
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
As noted by The Blaze, Mayfield himself “worked hard enough” to achieve his dreams, becoming the first-ever walk-on player to win the coveted Heisman Trophy and then proceeding to score major success in the NFL:
Mayfield won the Heisman Trophy in 2017, becoming the only walk-on player to ever win the premier college football award. Mayfield then became the 2018 NFL draft’s No. 1 overall pick and was headed to the Browns. He went on the break the NFL rookie record with his 27th touchdown pass last December, having started only 13 games.