Vice President Mike Pence said in a new interview that he is “disappointed” by Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck’s retirement from the NFL, but wished him well.
“Andrew Luck is a great football player and he’s a great guy,” Pence, a Colts fan who represented Indiana in the House of Representatives and was the state’s governor, told BlazeTV host Eric Bolling.
“He’s gone through a tough four years, a lot of injuries, and I’m disappointed to see him retire from the Indianapolis Colts as an almost lifelong fan of the Colts, but I wish him well,” Pence continued.
“He’s a young man and, I don’t know, we may see him in football somewhere down the road.”
Luck abruptly announced his retirement from football on Saturday, explaining that constant injuries had taken the “joy” out of the game and describing the decision as the hardest of his life
Pence was asked about Luck’s retirement during the interview with Bolling, which will air Tuesday night. It was taped at the annual “Faith and Freedom” barbeque Monday night in Anderson, S.C., where the vice president gave remarks.
Pence stirred controversy when he left a football game between the Colts and San Francisco 49ers at the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis in October 2017 after some players knelt during the National Anthem.
He said at the time that he didn’t want to “dignify any event that disrespects our soldiers, our Flag, or our National Anthem.”