Recently while speaking with Paper Magazine, Colin Kaepernick unveiled personal details about himself and his path. He credited the 2015 Mario Woods shooting as the event which led to his infamous refusal to stand during the National Anthem. Woods was a San Fransisco man who was killed by police in 2015. Allegedly, Woods had a knife, and was a suspect in a stabbing, and refused to cooperate with police who responded to the scene. Woods was shot, and many thought it was unjustified. This was the pivotal moment in Kaepernicks career as an activist. Colin received an unknown settlement from the NFL after he was removed from the league. Since then Kaepernick has been seen in advertisements, commercials, and social activist events. Mario Woods can be seen below.