Sorrentino’s most recent descent into drug addiction began in 2014. After a 60-day stint in rehab in 2012, he’d been sober for nearly two years when he was hit with charges that he tried to cheat the government out of taxes owed on more than $8 million in income. Famous for coining the phrase “GTL (Gym, Tan, Laundry),” Sorrentino had been using workouts as one means of coping with the stress in his life, but in June 2015 he sustained cracked ribs at the gym. His doctor prescribed painkillers (his “drug of choice” over alcohol), triggering his addiction to resurface.
In March 2011 Sorrentino appeared on the Comedy Central Roast of Donald Trump .  His performance became a point of mocking that the other roasters, like Jeff Ross , capitalized on. In August of that year, Sorrentino was offered a "substantial" sum of money by fashion retailer Abercrombie & Fitch not to wear the company's clothes. A spokesman for the company explained that "Mr Sorrentino's association with our brand could cause significant damage to our image."   In November 2011, Sorrentino filed a lawsuit against A&F after they made shirts that read "The Fitchuation" and "GTL...You Know The Deal." 
“So, 2014 comes, and Jay Gruden comes in, and he don’t care,” Moss said. “We see that now. He doesn’t care. He don’t care what he says about you, he doesn’t care what he says at you. And he rips RG every chance he gets , like every meeting, and we’re sitting there looking like, ‘Yeah. You know what? You were just sooo happy that Mike and [offensive coordinator] Kyle [Shanahan] and them is gone, but now you’re getting your behind ripped every day, because you’re not playing the kind of football that we need to play for us to be successful.’ So, it comes back and bites you in your behind, because now you see this guy is at home.”