I found the information below in a quick internet search. I am not interested enough to confirm it, but if you want to spend the time you could go to the databse listed at the end to confirm it yourself. But why my brother? People believe what the want despite all the evidence in the world. You might ask your friend to prove it, if it actually happened it should be easy to confirm.
But it just doesn't seem reasonable. The new world translation is just the American standard bible with some things added by the Watchtower that are questionable at best. For example they put Jehovah in the translation of the Greek scriptures even though it was never in the original Greek. They also took severe liberties with John 1:1 to support their anti Trinitarian stance, so how could it be considered the most accurate by anyone other than Jehovah's Witnesses? As others have pointed out, which of the many translations is best is subjective, and Jeopardy doesn't deal in opinions, just facts.
Finally, for Jeopardy to use that in a game they would have had to have gotten the information somewhere. What would have been the source? It's doubtful they would have used the gone to the WBTS as a source for information, why go to them and not a mainstream religion? If the Jeopardy people had done that they would have had to have a source to prove it was correct in case it was challenged by another contestant.
It's just JW urban legend, like John Denver (and a dozen other musicians) making all JWs leave his concerts.
"The only two games with clues having to do with Bible translations are these:
#5042, aired 2006-07-11 OLD AMERICAN HISTORY $400: In 1663 John Eliot's translation of this, both the old & new parts, appeared in Algonquin
EDIT: Bambi, isn't false witness a sin?
#2959, aired 1997-06-12 RELIGION $100: The first translation of this book printed in America was John Eliot's 1661-63 Algonquian one."
Jehovah's Witnesses, you are all deceived -- not only by the WBTS, but by the MIStranslators of the NWT, who never studied Biblical Hebrew, Aramaic or Koine Greek. Are you willing to bet where you spend eternity on a group of men who choose to remain nameless instead of revealing they couldn't speak, write or translate a simple Hebrew sentence?