Worilds will retire to work for religious group

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The foray of linebacker Jason Worilds into the free-agent market ended abruptly, with Worilds announcing his retirement on Tuesday night.  He already has his next career move planned.

According to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Worilds will be retiring to work for Jehovah’s Witnesses.

“We respect his decision to retire and thank him for his five years in Pittsburgh,” the Steelers said in a statement.  “We wish him the best in his future endeavors.”

The Steelers believe the explanation from the player is genuine.  The timing suggests that Worilds made the decision after getting a chance to process the offers that were, or weren’t, available on the open market.  Otherwise, the decision would have come at some point before the first evening after the market opened.

And there’s nothing wrong with that.  Before choosing to walk away from another NFL contract, Worilds needed to know exactly what he was walking away from.

74 responses to “Worilds will retire to work for religious group

  1. Worilds on bicycle in all black suit rides up to your door: “Would you take this copy of ‘Awake’ magazine?”

  2. schmitty2 says:
    Mar 11, 2015 4:13 PM
    Will he walk door to door wearing a white shirt and tie while carrying a back pack?

    You’re thinking of the Mormons.

  3. George Costanza is not liking this news and doesn’t understand why they won’t recruit him!

  4. Worilds on bicycle in all black suit rides up to your door: “Would you take this copy of ‘Awake’ magazine?”

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    That would be a Mormon offering the Awake magazine.

  5. Something tells me Jehova will want to Witness him back in the NFL to help the bottom line of the congregation at some point in the not too distant future.

  6. Both JW and Mormons are cults. One adds words to the bible the other takes away. Rev. 2218-19 makes it clear what will happen when you do either. Sad to hear this but have to accept his free will choice even if it leads to his ultimate demise on the other side….

  7. As a CURRENT Jehovah’s Witness, the two guys above me in the comment section calling us a cult have no idea what they’re talking about. And being as we have no paid preachers, Jason will also not be “working” for Jehovah’s Witnesses and neither will he have to “lock up his check book”. It’s volunteer. And finally, we have not added to or taken away from the bible. We study from many different versions of the bible such as the King James (which I have multiple copies in my house right now), New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures, Byington, and American Standard just to name a few. People really shouldn’t go off of hearsay and lies that have been told about us.

  8. He found religion during the season last year-it was during the Ravens game where Ben lit them up for 6TDs. Worilds hearing them all pray for mercy struck a chord.

  9. He’s not the first. Asher Allen did so as well. It’s hard to walk away from millions. Good for him for having a different view.

    Funny, fans generally rip players who go to clubs, makin it rain, and wasting their money. This guy has principles and is also mocked. Sad…

  10. Every Jehovah’s Witness I’ve ever met has been nice to me. Every Mormon I’ve ever met has been nice to me. That is all.
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  11. JW here. Cult? Lol no. Those comparisons are pretty ridiculous and irresponsible. Story shouldn’t say work since he won’t get paid for it. You never get asked to volunteer and almost never get asked to donate money.

  12. my first inclination would be to agree with…

    ahs2 says:
    Mar 11, 2015 4:06 PM

    Another casualty of religion…
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    But then when I really think about it and what it might be like to be really at peace with your life and content with where you are then I have to agree with…
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    loubearkane says:
    Mar 11, 2015 4:27 PM

    If he has found peace and his calling then good for him.

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  13. Oh no. He’ll probably show up at my door. I’ll invite him in and start asking the same questions that I ask all Jehovah’s witnesses.\

    Is it true that all that don’t follow Jesus will go to hell?
    What about the Ohlone Indians. They didn’t even know Jesus existed. Will they go to hell?

    It always helps to answer the door naked, smoking a cigarette and holding a beer.

  14. I am an atheist, but if a person accepts as his mission to do good work in the name of humanity I couldn’t care less what religion he/she practices. Good luck to him in the next phase of his life.

    BTW, the guy who said “…he’s got the whole Worilds in his hands…” deserves more than 6 thumbs up…that’s funny as hell…er, I mean heck.

  15. Fellow JW here too. Good for you, Jason.

    Patrick Willis retired at 30, not for religious reasons I assume, and he walked away from $$$$$ too. Sometimes people figure their health and happiness is worth far more than money.

    We all love watching the NFL but most of us don’t really fully appreciate the amount of punishment these guys bodies take.

  16. Radar8 said “Is it true that all that don’t follow Jesus will go to hell?
    What about the Ohlone Indians. They didn’t even know Jesus existed. Will they go to hell?”

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    Cool story bro. But just one problem – the Witnesses don’t believe in Hell. So your story is made-up.

    Also, the Witnesses believe in a resurrection – I.e., anyone that didn’t get a chance to learn about God and Jesus will have a chance to be resurrected, learn about him, and then decide if they want to serve him. Like your aforementioned Indians.

  17. Always amazes me how people can tell you a lot about a religion . Then you ask them how they know so much and it’s always what someone else told them . The definition of a cult is a group or religion that follows the teachings of a man . With that definition , couldn’t we say that the majority of religions are ” cults ” . I just don’t like people knocking someone’s religion or the stand that they’re taking because you don’t agree or in this case understand . If you want to know about someone’s religion , here’s an idea , ASK SOMEONE IN THAT RELIGION.

  18. Maybe slightly above average but still no great loss for Pit except for the draft pick compensation. Maybe he just feels JW is less of a joke than the NFL has become.

  19. People who sit here and talk about jehovah’s witnesses and say that we are a bad people and that we are a cult and that jason is working for us is a lie. You people have no idea what you are talking about an instead of listening to rumors about us and then slamming us based on what you hear instead of actually knowing is really sad and pathetic. If you listened to jehovah’s witnesses when we come to your door you might actually learn something for a change. This is Jason’s decision and I’m proud of him and for not caring what no one thinks. He does not have to close his checkbook . We give money because we want and are not forced like people in church are . It’s all volunteer. So get your facts straight. And we don’t ride on bicycles to your house. If you take a look at your religion and jehovah’s witnesses you might be surprised. Don’t talk about what you don’t know. IT’S JUDGMENTAL.

  20. tfarr45 says:
    Mar 11, 2015 8:02 PM
    Always amazes me how people can tell you a lot about a religion . Then you ask them how they know so much and it’s always what someone else told them . The definition of a cult is a group or religion that follows the teachings of a man . With that definition , couldn’t we say that the majority of religions are ” cults ” . I just don’t like people knocking someone’s religion or the stand that they’re taking because you don’t agree or in this case understand . If you want to know about someone’s religion , here’s an idea , ASK SOMEONE IN THAT RELIGION.

    When you think about it, atheism is cult of its own. Outspoken atheists are every bit as annoying to everyone else as the Christian “bible bashers” they love to critisize.

    Why cant everyone just accept and respect others differences? The world would be a much better place.

    Best of luck to Jason Worilds!

  21. Both of my brothers were JWs for 20+ years. One was an elder. To their credit, both quit, and immediately became apostates in the eyes of the church. The JW’s are some of the nicest people you’ll ever meet, but it’s pretty easy to be nice when you’re brainwashed. And being nice also doesn’t mean it’s not a cult.

    So good for him. He now gets to preach that we’re all going to die in Armageddon unless we become j-dubs, how exactly 144,000 people get to go to heaven (don’t worry, if you’re a JW and happen to be unlucky enough to be #144,001, you still get to live on paradise on earth), how you have to cease all contact with your children, family, and friends if they ever quit the church (“shunning”), how we shouldn’t take blood transfusions even if we’re dying, and how after missing the actual date of the end of the world at least five times, the JW’s just pin it down to “sometime really soon!” (hurts enrollment when you miss so often, you know). The list of cult-like beliefs go on & on. At least they’re non-violent about it (although I would argue that brain-washing children to believe this crap is pretty violent).

    This is America, and thankfully Worilds is free to do what he wants and follow what he truly believes as long as it doesn’t hurt anyone but himself. Good guy? Great. That counts for something these days…but that’s not enough for me to respect him and the nonsense he believes to be true.

  22. I like the part where undercover Amish Harrison Ford punches outs the town bozo for messing with his ice cream … Wrong “Witness”, never mind

  23. I am of the Pentecostal denomination and I don’t exactly agree with Jehovah Witnesses on everything either. But God knows what is in our heart and it is not our place to judge. I respect Worilds for his decision and to all of you guys mocking him and God…What good is that doing you. It seems that you are just trying to hurt others. Please stop. I may be wrong in that thought but still. Have a great day and God Bless!!!

  24. clarissabanks95 says:
    Mar 11, 2015 9:11 PM
    People who sit here and talk about jehovah’s witnesses and say that we are a bad people and that we are a cult and that jason is working for us is a lie. You people have no idea what you are talking about an instead of listening to rumors about us and then slamming us based on what you hear instead of actually knowing is really sad and pathetic. If you listened to jehovah’s witnesses when we come to your door you might actually learn something for a change. This is Jason’s decision and I’m proud of him and for not caring what no one thinks. He does not have to close his checkbook . We give money because we want and are not forced like people in church are . It’s all volunteer. So get your facts straight. And we don’t ride on bicycles to your house. If you take a look at your religion and jehovah’s witnesses you might be surprised. Don’t talk about what you don’t know. IT’S JUDGMENTAL.

    Just to let you guys know people in church are NOT forced to give. This coming from a Pentecostal Christian

  25. Good for Jason Worilds. To paraphrase a wise man, Chuck Noll,
    ‘ it’s time for this young man to get on with his life’s work.. ‘
    It’s a bold decision, and I’m sure not one he took lightly, but it’s one
    that speaks to his heart and to his beliefs. Being true to himself, and
    putting what is important to him, ahead of money and glory, well
    one has to admire that.

    Good luck Jason.

  26. Jehovah Wittiness there OK if you like that life style and all the meetings, no voting, singing the American anthem. Maybe he’ll meet Prince or some of the other stars that go their. There are a lot.JW’s had noting to do with slavery. Were as Pentecostal, along with other denominations did. To each there own.

  27. Maybe some some of you would be happier if he joined Isis and start cutting off heads, I could think of worse things could he become other then a jehovahs witness, he could have quit to become a politician,,,,,

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