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This is Why Brad Rutter Had to Leave 'Jeopardy!' Even Though He Never Lost


With The Greatest of All Time Jeopardy! battle set to start, we're left with a few questions about how we ended up here. We know the name Ken Jennings because of his incredibly long streak on the show, with a 74 day winning streak. We know the name James Holzhauer for his more recent win of $2,464,216 over 33 days in 2019

But what about Brad Rutter, our final champion squaring off in the battle? How did he become the highest-earning American game show contestant of all time when he was only allowed to play for five games? Here's how Brad had to leave Jeopardy! despite not having lost a game.