Tickle Fight

Eric Massa's Navy Years

Tickle fights are just the beginning, it seems: The Atlantic’s Joshua Green writes that, in his Navy years, former Rep. Eric Massa was “notorious for making unwanted advances toward subordinates,” including offering them special massages he called “Massa Massages.” One sailor tells Green of an incident where a possibly drunken Massa “seemed to be groping me.” Another sailor also tells Greene of an incident where Massa’s naval roommate woke up “to Massa undoing his pants trying to snorkel him.” (Here’s a definition of “to snorkel.”) Apparently, Massa’s shipmates didn’t turn him in for fear that he’d retaliate.