SAN ANTONIO -- A Judson Independent School District senior was not allowed to walk with his graduating class, all because of his attire.

It was a button up shirt and shorts that ruined one of David Byrant-McKinnies' most important days of his life.

"A lot of people don't get to accomplish this goal," he said.

Bryant-McKinnies was an all-star football player at Wagner High School.

"I didn't get no type of recognition. They crossed my name out like I was dead," said Bryant-McKinnies.

Bryant-McKinnies said because of his outfit, he was denied walking with his classmates and his name was never mentioned. His family is outraged.

"I understand he had shorts on, but give me a reason why you didn't acknowledge that he graduated. His name could have been called at least," said Edmond Baker-Davis.

"His reaction was, 'I'm a trend setter.' Well, be that as it may, but you can't walk across the stage unless you have some pants on," Steve Linscomb, a Judson ISD spokesperson said.

JISD said Bryant-McKinnies knew the dress code for months and disobeyed the rules.

Linscomb said the district does not feel the punishment was too harsh.

"Especially when this was laid out numerous times," Linscomb said.

Bryant-McKinnies said his mother did bring pants, but he said he was still denied. His night ended with two policemen escorting him away from the Alamodome.

"That really tore a part of my family, and my mom's heart, too, because she didn't get to see me graduate," he said.