"Sean Payton gave me a chance," Johnson said. "He believed in me. I had just started building a relationship with him. This is not right. We knew there would be some type (of punishment), but not this. We didn’t think anything like this because of the type of man he is. He is our leader and the man we respect. It is going to be hard to move forward without Sean Payton for any amount of time, especially a year."