From CubicleBot… Yes, that sounds pretty absurd – until the details are revealed. Apparently the employee broke the rules by letting Peterson into the restaurant after it was closed. She was working the late night shift when, around 3 AM, she saw a man standing outside the drive-thru window asking to use the restroom. After realizing that the man was Minnesota Vikings superstar Adrian Peterson, she obliged, and let him in.
“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.”
Later that week she was canned, and attempted unsuccessfully to contact Peterson via his Facebook page so he could say something on her behalf. However, the local news did pick up her story and contacted the McDonald’s in question, resulting in the woman being offered her job back – which she accepted.