Jorge Pena
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Jorge Pena and his newfound fame after slapping a woman on New York City’s F train may prevent him from wearing his beloved 8-ball jacket that caused Danay Howard to ridicule him.

“I can’t wear my jacket anymore,” Pena, 25, told the New York Daily News, the day after his charges were dropped.

The 6-foot-6-inch bouncer says his jacket is now getting him even more unwanted attention, and he doesn’t want to take the subway anymore.

““This is the man who slapped a girl,”” Pena said. And it’s comments like those that may make him hang up the old-school jacket for good.


Pena is actually remorseful about slapping Howard.

“I never in my life slapped anybody,” said Pena. “I’m a strong man. I don’t want to get in trouble because I can kill someone.”


“I’m going to say to her, ‘I’m sorry,’” Pena said of Howard. “‘You left me no choice.’”

Pena, who hails from the Dominican Republic, came to the United States to play with the Oakland Athletics’ minor league baseball team, until his career ended in 2011 because of a knee injury.

Pena’s attorneys plan to file a lawsuit against New York City for jailing their client for four days.