Jeopardy gives you a *lot* of rules about what you can and can not do during the game, so I've always thought this was a bit of a blind spot (which I absolutely took advantage of, clearly). But some of those rules are tied to concerns about the appearance of supporting white supremacy: you're not allowed to wager some obvious amounts like $69 or $666, but you're also not allowed to wager $14, $88, or $1488 because of they're all associated with the fourteen words slogan.
Do I think he's a white supremecist? Nah. Probably not. Do I think he's a troll that took advantage of his national platform and 5 seconds of fame? Absolutely. My gut feeling is that he thought he was being slick and didn't expect the massive blowback.
FWIW I was actually surprised to see how much the former Jeopardy contestant community rallied together around this. It's a surprisingly super progressive community that's centered around inclusiveness (this same group was one of the leads that pushed so hard for LeVar Burton to host, hopefully permanently), so this all definitely makes sense in that context.
At the end of the day, I'm sure this means the production team is going to crack down super hard on this going forward. So I guess I'm just glad I got a chance to put on for my city while I still had the opportunity.
Just my 2c
------- "A man who is good enough to shed his blood for his country is good enough to be given a square deal afterwards. More than that no man is entitled, and less than that no man shall have." - TR