That confuses me about the article. In it they claim that Barnett responded to her complaint by saying he would back his player 100% if she took it forward in the criminal process, etc.
Why would you bring a rape complaint to the attention of a football coach? Theres really not much he can do IMO. Its not his place to determine guilt or sentence someone for it. He can investigate in a cursory manner, I suppose. He could question the person(s) involved, assuming they want to cooperate, but they could just as easily tell him to pound sand and he has no legal authority to do anything meaningful about it.
He certainly has no authority to arrest or detain. I dont believe he can file criminal charges on behalf of a third party at least not in this case.
It seems to me youd go to the PD and fill out a report. Theyll handle it from there. The coach can support the player(s) or not, but hes not in a position to call any shots regarding a criminal investigation.
I have quite a few questions that are unanswered by this particular article.