Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield isn’t happy with a recent decision made by a high school in Ohio.
Mason High School in Mason, Ohio revealed plans to do away with valedictorian and salutatorian distinctions. According to a release from the school, the move is an effort to “reduce the overall competitive culture” between students.
Mayfield wasn’t having it.
The former walk-on took to Twitter with a strong message against the school’s decision to do away with competition.
“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,” Mayfield said about the school’s decision.
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
According to a report from WLWT, Mason High School plans to adopt the Latin honors system instead.
Mason High School students with a GPA of 4.00 and above will be designated summa cum laude; students with a GPA between 3.75 and 3.99 will be designated magna cum laude; and students with a GPA between 3.51 to 3.74 will be designated cum laude.
Clearly Mayfield isn’t happy with the school’s decision.
Competition worked out well for the former Sooners star, who turned his walk-on status into a Heisman Trophy – and then the No. 1 pick in the 2018 draft.