"Seeing people I've been friends with for well over a decade just turn on me, it was so exhausting," said Sandoval.
The directing staff he spoke to were not sympathetic to Sandoval's angle, one saying that it was "pathetic" that he tried to "play [the] victim".
"The first thing you should be doing is owning it," added the other.
Sandoval and Ariana were together for nine years before the latter discovered texts and videos that were sexual in nature from Rachel on the latter's phone in March. It was later confirmed that Sandoval and Raquel had an affair for months.
The scandal -- aka Scandoval -- took the world by storm, with the fallout unfolding on the Season 10 finale and three-part explosive reunion.
Special Forces: World's Toughest Test airsMonday night, October 16, at 9 p.m. PT on FOX!