Investing in a mate’s beer venture has turned into a million-dollar windfall for Fremantle Dockers champ, Nat Fyfe.

In 2015, Fyfe’s schoolmate and co-founder of Pirate Life brewery, Jack Cameron, approached Fyfe about investing in the fledgling business.

Despite being advised against it, The Herald Sun reported that Fyfe poured just shy of $100k into the Adelaide-based brewery anyway.

Fyfe, already one of the AFL’s highest paid players worth about $1.3m a year, hit the jackpot when Pirate Life was sold to beer giant Anheuser-Busch InBev.

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