no its not true... this is the first time i have heard of it..
in fact bill lawrence is competing for us .. i did his contest prep for the past 4 yrs...
but , honestly if i could , i would def. give it up to compete at the worlds.. i have the silver medal .. i want the gold.. but
people have given up thier pro cards before...that dude that was super ripped at the NOC a few years ago, give up your pro card but you can never be a pro again. Here's his pics, don't know his name for the life of me:
edit-opppss...I see his name is on one of the pics, anyway here they are: