His FATHER was a baseball star. HE was a baseball star. But Ken Griffey Jr.”s son WON”T carry on the MLB legacy “cause he chose football instead … and KG2 tells our sources he”s totally cool with it.
Turns out, Ken”s kid Trey Griffey is a freshman wide receiver for the University of Arizona … and Ken”s in L.A. to watch the Wildcats take on USC tonight.
But when we asked if he was a little disappointed that his 6″3″, 190 pound kid won”t be following in his Major League footsteps, Ken gave a pretty heartfelt reply.
“He loves football … and as a parent, I”ve got to be supportive of that,” Ken told us … adding, “You can”t tell your child what to love and not to love.”
But that”s not all … we also asked Ken about his kid”s chances of making the NFL, if he considers himself the greatest HR hitter of his generation, and his encounter with Charlie Sheen.
Cool guy — check out the clip.