03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Brad Ferro, "Jersey Shore" Attacker, Speaks: Teacher Says He Doesn't Remember Throwing Punch

The Queens teacher caught punching Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi in the face on MTV's "Jersey Shore" claims to not remember the vicious attack.

Brad Ferro was busted for hitting the reality star at the Beachcomber Bar & Grill in Seaside Heights back in August after a verbal altercation.

Ferro, who has since been removed from his North Queens Community High School gym class and placed in a "rubber room", tells the New York Post that while he remembers punching somebody, he doesn't remember "who or why."

Ferro expressed his regret, saying

I couldn't believe that I'd ever do anything like that. I was raised to act in a respectful manner to women.

After including footage of the punch in a preview, MTV later decided to remove the scene from the episode.

In related news, Polizzi and two other "Jersey Shore" cast members were guests on the "Jay Leno Show" Wednesday night where they failed to answer simple trivia questions in a segment entitled "Battle Of The Celebrity All-Stars: Jersey Shore Edition."

WATCH the punch below:

And see Snooki, The Situation, and Pauly D on Leno: