01/14/2011 03:21 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Adrian Peterson Gets McDonalds Employee Fired By Using Bathroom

An assistant manager at a McDonald's in Minnesota was reportedly fired for letting Vikings running back Adrian Peterson use the bathroom after hours.

According to Chris Morran of The Consumerist, the female employee was working the late shift and "noticed a man standing at the drive-thru window" around 3 a.m. It happened to be Peterson and he asked to use the bathroom.

The woman noticed he was an NFL star and let him use the facilities. The mother of three was fired later that week.

"He's a public figure... I know him better than some of the maintenance people that come in and out," she explained. "I never thought in a million years that that decision was going to cost me my career."

However, after the media reported the story, McDonald's offered the woman her job back.